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On the Edge

March 11, 2019 - April 1, 2019

Meet the Artist Cindy Grisdela 

Sunday, March 31 noon — 4 pm

Aquarius and Kaleidoscope, the two large scale art quilts in the March On the Edge exhibit, are part of a series Cindy Grisdela has been working on over the last year that focuses on curves. She challenged herself to work large, cutting the curves freehand without using templates or marking tools. “Creating lines and shapes directly out of fabric is liberating, engaging me in a dialogue with my materials,” Cindy said. “There’s no pattern to follow so I don’t know exactly what the finished composition is going to look like, and that’s what is exciting about the process for me,” she added.

Cindy’s abstract art quilts are designed improvisationally without a preconceived pattern, a little bit like jazz music. Each decision about color and shape influences the next, and she rarely knows what the piece is going to look like until it’s finished. The colorful work in the March exhibit is an exploration of large scale curves cut freehand without a ruler or template, enhanced with interesting textures stitched into each piece.

Besides Cindy’s new work you will find some cool felted sculptures by Zita, one-of-a–kind purses by Annemarie, colorful pleated scarves by Candy and much more by the other artists.


March 11, 2019
April 1, 2019

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Daily10 am - 6 pm*
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