‘Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie’

There was a time when quilts were not considered a form of art, right down there with photography. Thank goodness we are over that foolishness. To help viewers get in the right frame of mind, these non-functioning textiles are now called art quilts. The Carnegie Center is the place to see a number of contemporary works by artists from all over the United States (the 27 quilts on display were narrowed down from 532 entries). Multiple prizes will be awarded, including Best of Show and Visitors’ Choice. The opening reception is Friday, May 8, from 6-8 p.m., with some of the artists in attendance. There are also multiple programs planned during the run of the exhibition; visit the website for details.

MAY 8 - JULY 11

Carnegie Center for Art & History
201 E. Spring St.

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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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