‘Form, Not Function:
 Quilt Art At The Carnegie’

No snuggling with these quilts (well, I guess you could, but… ). The annual exhibition “Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie” is all about contemporary art quilts, not keep-me-warm and decorate-the-bed quilts. The exhibition has become one of the hotspots to see the latest in art quilts, with hundreds of submissions for this 2018 exhibition. Twenty-two artists, including Louisville’s Vickie Wheatley and Lexington’s Arturo Sandoval, created the works. The judges awarded a number of prizes, and there is also an award that the show’s visitors get to select. Exhibition programming includes a “Felt, Form, and Function” workshop with Vallorie Henderson on June 23 and “Lunch & Learn: Fit for a King” with costume designers B & K Enterprises, Inc. on July 17. By the way, the name of the Center is car-NAY-ghee, not CAR-na-ghee. This was confirmed when the new director, Eileen Yanoviak, researched the proper pronunciation after I raised the question in our interview (May 30, 2018 LEO Weekly).


Carnegie Center for Art & History
201 E. Spring St., New Albany

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‘Form, Not Function:
 Quilt Art At The Carnegie’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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