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My Wabi-Sabi World: Finding Beauty in Unexpected Places with Barbara Schneider

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The Minnesota Marine Art Museum welcomes quilt artist Barbara Schneider to lead a free* lecture on Tuesday, October 22 from 6:00-7:00 PM in conjunction with the exhibition H2Oh! Art Quilts, on display at MMAM September 5, 2019 to January 19, 2020.

“My presentation will explore the development my artwork, especially as it relates to the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi. In addition, I will speak about the art quilt movement and the role Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) has played in bringing beautiful, thought-provoking, cutting-edge artwork to venues across the United States and around the world. My on-going interest in the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi, finding beauty in things that are imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete is at the core of all of my art work. I like to capture the essence of images made of light and movement, images that are infinitely variable. What does the eye see? What does the camera see? What does the mind see?”

Barbara Schneider,  Reflections in a Canal, Venice, Triptych.  Hand-dyed cotton, commercial fabric

Barbara Schneider, Reflections in a Canal, Venice, Triptych. Hand-dyed cotton, commercial fabric

“I began quilting in 1996 and discovered the pleasure of working with cloth, paint, dye, and thread. My interest in the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi strongly influences my work. I have an extensive background in surface design and teach as well as exhibit my work nationally and internationally. My art is in private, museum, university and public collections. I maintain a studio at The Starline Gallery in Harvard, IL.”

*This event is free thanks to the generous support of Ernest and Sally Micek in memory of W.B. "Bill" Gautch.

Earlier Event: October 12
October Second Saturday: Autumn Splendor
Later Event: October 23
Volunteer Docent Q & A