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Ardmore Artists Featured in Quilt Exhibit

This exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public's awareness of art quilts.

Ilene Pearlman of Ardmore will be one of many artists showing off her work at ArtQuilt Elements, 10th Anniversary International Juried Quilt Exhibition, at the Wayne Art Center from March 30 – May 13.

This exhibition, celebrating its tenth anniversary year, is dedicated to enhancing the public's awareness of art quilts while providing a venue for established and emerging artists to share their creative endeavors.

Pearlman's quilt is made from vintage lace and doilies, vintage bottle caps, yo-yo feed sack quilts vintage napkins, sheer black skirt, buttons and beads.

“My inspiration began on our family trip to Italy," she said of her work. Many Italian cities have animal mascots; Pisa's is the rabbit. This particular one, my muse, was in the form of a marble inlay on a church floor."

The opening reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 30 at the Wayne Art Center.

This exhibition, celebrating its tenth anniversary year, is dedicated to enhancing the public's awareness of art quilts while providing a venue for established and emerging artists to share their creative endeavors. 

ArtQuilt Elements has earned a rapidly growing reputation as one of the nation’s most recognized art quilt exhibitions. 

The jurors selected 48 works from a pool of more than 660 entries for this exhibition that is dedicated to providing a fine art venue for this genre of artwork.

The artists whose work is in the 2012 collection employ a huge range of techniques to create their vision. Various methods are used to prepare the fabric which is then layered and stitched. Most of the artists create their own surface design effects on fabric through painting, printing, dyeing and mark making, while others collage their pieces from commercially produced fabrics.

The major sponsors of ArtQuilt Elements 2012 are First Priority Bank, Pearl Pressman Liberty Communications Group, P&B Textiles, Mistyfuse, Steve’s Sew-n-Vac, Car Sense, Friends of Fiber Art International and FiberPhiladelphia2012.

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