Custom Made Quilts
‘Scapes, ‘Scopes and Abstracts
An exhibition of quilted textile art by Joan Hug-Valeriote
Sponsored by the Guelph Arts Council Dec. 11th to 31st, 2021
Opening reception: Sunday Dec. 12th, 2-4 pm
In the reception area ground floor gallery at 10C,
42 Carden St., Guelph, Ontario, N1H 3A2
Please note that the gallery will be open Mondays and Tuesdays, Dec. 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st from 9am – 3 pm
and the building will be closed over the holidays.
If you would like to make an appointment to see the exhibit outside these hours, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at (519) 836-3280.
After Dec. 24th, you may visit the gallery by making an appointment directly with Joan, by email: email@example.com or phone: (519) 836-9388
Appropriate CoVid19 protocols will apply, incl. proof of vaccination and masking.
About the Exhibition
This exhibition shows the artist’s progression in art quilt making from the late 1990’s, when she was living in California after having followed her husband there for a job as a dependent.
As she had no work-permit, she spent much of her new-found leisure time making films, both as a volunteer with Women in Film L.A. and making and collecting footage for several documentaries…..and….taking workshops in creating art quilts and in computer-assisted quilt design.
Classes and workshops offered by international textile artists invited by the quilters’ guilds and conferences filled her mind and hands with new ideas and techniques to try out on textiles.
Sunsets, city-scapes and seascapes followed before her attention turned towards the abstract, with a class by Katie Pasquini-Masopust on Colour and Composition in 2004 . “Study in Line and Colour” was begun in a recent class from the same artist.
Diatoms was the result of a Studio Art Quilts Associates’ call for entry of Art Quilts in 2021, inspired by images from the microscopic realm. These phytoplankton micro-organisms can be seen in algae blooms from outer space. They provide a variety of marine life, including whales, with sustenance and they provide us with one-fifth of the oxygen we breathe.