A Studio Art Quilt Associates exhibition
We eat every day, but how often do we really think about the food we eat? Every culture has its celebrations, family meals and traditions that involve food. Although these vary in different parts of the world, the impact of food is universal. Food nourishes and fuels our bodies; food traditions nurture our souls.
Food For Thought is an exhibition of 34 art quilts created by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). The exhibition is in Australia for a short time in 2016 and will be seen in Melbourne, exclusively at AQC.
Click on the image below to see a slide show of these extraordinary works of art.
SAQA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. Founded in 1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA now has over 3,000 members worldwide: artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and corporate sponsors. Since its establishment, the organization has grown alongside the evolution of the quilt as an art form. Today, SAQA defines an art quilt as a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.
With SAQA members residing worldwide, there was ample opportunity for this exhibit to reflect a wide variety of methods of growing and producing food, not to mention a host of regional cuisines and ingredients. Participants could explore wide-ranging possibilities, such as problems of food insecurity or personal stories involving food.
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