Sunday, August 7, 2016

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Alex Veronelli, product manager at Aurifil and juror for the SAQA Food for Thought exhibit, selected 34 artworks created by SAQA members from around the world, including the works of three members from our region: Vicki Bohnhoff, Elaine Millar, and Jeannie Palmer Moore. The works examine the many aspects that food plays in our daily lives -- from a single piece of fruit to a still life, from the family table to the significance of food in culture and the celebration of family milestones. 

Pepitas by Vicki Bohnhoff
40" x 39"

"So many little seeds from one pumpkin! Camille Spurlock washed and roasted them in a pan and took this photo because the spirals formed reminded her of the Fibonacci spirals I was quilting." ~ Vicki Bohnhoff




Heirlooms by Elaine Millar
40" x 30"

"In late summer, tomato crops peak. This quilt depicts the light that would come through the window and reflect on the granite counter top, which is covered with the tomato harvest." 
~ Elaine Millar




Il Mercato by Jeannie Palmer Moore
34" x 46"

"There is nothing more enticing than a display window at an Italian Market. Juicy, fresh tomatoes arranged among Italian olive oil, balsamic vinegar and wine tempt the palate." 
~ Jeannie Palmer Moore



Food for Thought can be seen at the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, MI, now through August 31, 2016.  Then, Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum in Temple, Texas, January 31, 2017 through April 1, 2017, and George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO, July 2018 through September 2018.

1 comment:

Mary Tabar said...

Thanks for posting the photos and information. The blog looks good.