Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Route 66 Exhibit News - from Patt Blair

Route 66 is going to Road to CA!  http://route66quilts.blogspot.com/ 
Artist's reception:  Wed. January 23, 6:30pm, Room 102 of the Ontario Convention Center

Several of the Artists are SAQA Members - Congratulations All!
 
Getting Your Kicks on Route 66
Bobby Troup’s song encouraged all to “Get Your Kicks on Route 66.” That’s also the goal of this exhibit. Over 60 artists have created a personal favorite memory through which to honor this magnificent highway and the communities through which it traveled.

Route 66, often known as Main Street U.S.A. came into being in the 1920s as a 2 lane travel artery connecting Chicago to Los Angeles.  Initially the route was to be known as Route 60, then Route 62, finally labeled Route 66.  Its formal existence lasted 6 decades ultimately being decommissioned in the mid 1980s. Segments of the original 2,448 mile highway still exist and are routinely honored as the pride of surrounding communities.
In addition to being known as Main Street U.S.A., author John Steinbeck in his novel “ Grapes Of Wrath” wrote to give name to the highway as the road of flight from the dust bowl coining the phrase…“66 is the mother road.

This exhibit is co-curated by Kelly Gallagher-Abbott (www.jukeboxquilts.com ) and Patt Blair (www.pattsart.com).  Further information on the exhibit can be found at http://route66quilts.blogspot.com/

 posted by deborah stanley

1 comment:

Mary Tabar said...

Thanks for posting this exhibit-can not wait to see it at Road 2 CA!