Victoria Findlay-Wolf - Better Days 2022Auburn, NY (Oct. 20, 2022) – The Schweinfurth Art Center’s most popular exhibit, “Quilts=Art=Quilts,” is set to open next week with a weekend of activities centering on fiber arts. The exhibit includes 69 quilts created by 64 artists from the United States, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, England, and Norway. 

The weekend begins Friday, Oct. 28, with a three-day intensive workshop on Shibori resist dying, a Japanese technique that involves folding, bunching, or bundling fabric, binding it with a resist, and dyeing it with indigo dye. The class is taught by nationally known artist Ana Lisa Hedstrom.

On Saturday, Oct. 29, “Quilts=Art=Quilts” and a second exhibit, “Emotional Constructs,” will open with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, with light refreshments served.

Sunday, Oct. 30, will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a brunch at the Springside Inn in Auburn, featuring a talk by artist Judy Kirpich. Kirpich’s art quilts, inspired by losing her mother and mother-in-law to Alzheimer’s, are featured in “Emotional Constructs,” her solo exhibit. Tickets for the brunch are $28, and reservations are required by calling 315-255-1553.

Following the brunch at 1 p.m. Sunday, Schweinfurth Executive Director Donna Lamb will lead a tour of the exhibitions along with exhibiting artists who are attending the opening events. The tour is included with $10 per person admission; members, participating artists, and children 12 and under are free.

The exhibits will be on display through Jan. 8, 2023. Other events are scheduled throughout the run, including yarn dyeing and nuno felting workshops and four quilt trunk shows. For more information about the events and workshops, link to our website at or call 315-255-1553.


Image: Victoria Findlay-Wolf, "Better Days" (2022)


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