This Wednesday, the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles is set to open two new exhibitions, the first for this year.
First up, is the exhibition Folk Indian Textiles from the Collection of Carol Summers. This is a feature of works from the private collection of local artist Carol Summers. The fifty featured works are those that have been collected since 1974, and showcase a variety of colorful and decorated textiles, each created in various techniques including tie-dye, brightly colored patchwork, block printing and hand weaving. They are also comprised of numerous textiles created by both men and women in India, which are both utilitarian and festive.
The second exhibition opening this Wednesday is Meditation in Space & Time: Junco Sato Pollack Sutra Changs Hangings and Stitch by Stitch Mandalas. This exhibition is more of a stitching demonstration and meditation practice, hosted by artist Junco Sato Pollack. Museum visitors are invited to participate, by stitching wishes or mantras onto a piece of blank sutra fabric, prepared by Pollack himself. They will then be pinned onto a “Collective Mandala”, which will commemorate the second anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami , that shook Japan in March 2011.
Both exhibitions are on view until April 28th. Log on to www.sjquiltmuseum.org for more information.