January 21 – “Why We Create Art!”. The panelists will share how their own stories and experiences are expressed in their artwork, and discuss insights about expressing an artist’s strong emotions in art.
Valerie C. White has been creating mixed-media art quilts nearly two decades. Mrs. White retired from the District of Columbia Public Schools in Washington DC, after 25 years of committed service as an art educator and guidance counselor. She continues to share her passion for textiles presenting lectures and teaching nationally. Her work is widely exhibited in the United States and internationally. Mrs. White was one of 44 artists invited to create a quilt to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama. In July 2014 Valerie attended the International Quilt Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa where she was one of 50 quilt artists from South Africa and the US juried into the exhibit “Conscience of The Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela. Valerie was selected as the 2015 Woman in the Arts for Toll Gate Creek NSDAR (National Society Daughters of the American Revolution) a national award recognizing women making a significant contribution in the visual arts.
Linda Witte Henke creates work expressive of spirituality and faith. Her sources of inspiration include her faith in God, the sacred writings that ground her faith, the assembly of God’s people in worship, and theological reflections on the spiritual implications of social, political, and ecological issues. Informed by academic degrees in journalism and theology, extensive studies in art and surface design, and experiences as a parish pastor and published author, Linda employs a variety of media, processes, and techniques to effectively execute her design vision. After several decades devoted to ecclesiastical art commissions, her work now focuses on two seemingly disparate threads – sophisticated digital designs and primitive hand-stitched textile art that incorporates a variety of repurposed materials. Linda’s work has been displayed in juried solo, group, and invitational exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and North America; resides in corporate, parish, and private collections; and has garnered several national and international ecclesiastical arts awards. You may view her work at www.lindahenke.com.
Andra F. Stanton is a fiber artist and author of the recently released book, Dimensional Cloth: Sculpture by Contemporary Textile Artists (Schiffer). Andra is a retired psychotherapist living in Boulder, Colorado. Her artwork has won awards and can be seen in gallery shows across the U.S. She is a juror for Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). You can see her work at www.andrastanton.com.
Dorothy Raymond is co-chair of FRCQ’s exhibit committee and a former board member of SAQA. Her art expresses her love of fabric and love for the mountains of Colorado. Her art quilts have been juried into Quilt Visions, Sacred Threads and Art Quilt Elements, as well as regional shows for Laramie Art Quilters, SAQA and FRCQ. Her work appears in private collections throughout the United States.
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Location: Westminster Recreation Center, 10455 Sheridan Blvd, Westminster, CO
Time: Social time starts at 6:30. The meeting is from 7-9.