I was excited today to find out the next venue for SAQA’s Radical Elements exhibit, which is the International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, Texas. The exhibition was supposed to end in 2016, but it has been extended through February 2017. The Radical Elements exhibit will be the centerpiece of the museum’s 50th anniversary celebration including its annual gala. In all, the exhibit will travel over three years rather than the two that were scheduled. SAQA’s exhibition committee has been working to develop relationships with museums and find more venues open to innovative works. Clearly, the committee has been successful as this makes two museums for this exhibit, of which I’m honored to be a part.
Little Red Riding Hood is the next fairy tale quilt in my ongoing endeavor to show all thirty created by American artists. Nancy Kibbey completed this piece. She writes of this well-known tale, “Similar versions of Little Red Riding Hood can be found in many different cultures. Since the basic story is so well known, I wanted to keep my piece simple. I invite viewers to come in and look for the wolf and Grandmother’s cottage while passing by the wildflowers that the wolf suggests Red pick for her Grandmother.”
Notice how Nancy chose to portray the trees and Little Red Riding Hood in abstract fashion. You know that’s what they are and who she is.