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by Kiracofe
String Diamonds (detail), by unknown, From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe, Photo by Sharon Risedorph

by Kiracofe
One Patch, Trip Around the World (detail), by unknown, Collection San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Promise by Wendy Osher
Promise by Wendy Osher

Pray Tell by Patty Shaw
Pray Tell (detail) by Patty Shaw

August 16 – October 16, 2011
Scrap ART

Scrap ART showcases historical quilts drawn from the Museum’s and private collections and ‘scrappy’ contemporary works. Scrap ART examines the historical precedent and aesthetic of the scrap quilt and its modern-day descendants.

Just as quilters have long been inspired to make beautiful pieces from available scraps, the throwaways of daily life have inspired a new generation of ecologically-minded artists to combine creative reuse with old-fashioned thrift in works using material as varied as books, jeans, zippers, plastic, buttons and teabags. Scrap ART celebrates the reinterpretation of materials by artists both historical and contemporary in works that reflect the cultures and values of their makers.

Exhibit Sponsors:
C&T Publishing and P&B Textiles

Exhibit Partners:
Fabric & More (FABMO), Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT), Scrounger’s Center for Reusable Art Parts (SCRAP)

Contemporay Artists featured in Scrap ART
Jackie Abrams
Joe Cunningham
Ellen Danforth
Kit Davey
Biz Eischen
Dorit Elisha
Susan Field
Deborah Franzini
Jacquie Gering
Bette Haddon
Pat Havey
Wendy Hill
Lisa Kokin
Charlotte Kruk
Jaye Lapachet
Karin Lusnak
Sarah Nishiura
Wendy Osher
Patti Shaw
Ruth Tabancay
Barbara Wisnoski
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