The Quilting Bee/Artist Salon Project
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Join visual artist Mary Bergs for a quilting bee and artists' salon onSaturday, January 25 from 2 - 4 pm at The Third Place Gallery. Traditional quilting bees, which were often the center of art making, community, and connection inspire this project. We'll be discussing the intersections of art and community while sewing collaborative quilt blocks made of drawings and other paper-based art.
No special art or sewing skills are needed for this quilting bee, and children old enough to use a needle are welcome. Light refreshments and all materials will be provided.
Mary Bergs is a Minneapolis artist who works with found materials and objects, combining them into installations, collage, and community based art projects. Bergs works with objects that have been discarded or devalued, through careful selection and arrangement she examines the poetic nature of the material world and the beauty found in everyday experience. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows in the Midwest. Her work is included in the artist registry of the Drawing Center in New York. She is a recipient of a 2013 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant, Jerome Travel Study Grant and a MSAB Artist Opportunity grant.