Strotz-Hosemann Art And Quilt Exhibit
Lorna Strotz and Kirsten Strotz Hosemann will combine art and quilting for the first Mother-Daughter exhibit at the Piedmont Center for the Art. Both have shown their art at the Center for the Arts previously, but this is the first time both the art of Strotz and quilts of Hosemann have been shown together in an exhibit.
“We have often sought each other’s critical eye and support in our work, although we work in very different mediums,” said Strotz. “Kirsten designs and makes quilts, while I work primarily in encaustic and watercolor,“ Strotz said. “Kirsten seems to have an unusual ability to assist with the artful hanging of my shows. It’s a difficult job for which I’m extremely grateful to have help.”
For her part, Hosemann was pleased to be invited to exhibit some of her quilts.
"We Meet Again Tonight", the quilt shown above, started out as a big, wonky log cabin block, then kept going until it was a quilt all by itself. “The quilting is the lyrics of a song I sang with friends in college,” she added.
“I really enjoy design and color,” she said. “I find inspiration for quilts in a variety of places – photographs, repurposed fabrics, other quilts. Sometimes I sketch out a design in advance, sometimes I improvise as I put the pieces of fabric together. Often I’ll call my mom for a consult or text her a picture and ask for input on a work in process.”
Strotz will be showing a new series of encaustic pieces which she calls “Synapse.”
“These paintings are a visual representation of my idea of the human thought process. I have enjoyed putting this series together,” she said. “I think these paintings demonstrate the very best qualities of encaustic (beeswax and pigment), including translucency and beautiful color.”
The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, July 29, from 5:30 to 8 pm.
The exhibit will also be on view on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Art for Music Festival
Those attending the concerts at the Center during the Piedmont Chamber Music Festival the week of August 1-7 will have an extra treat beyond the music. The Strotz-Hosemann art exhibit will remain on exhibit through the Festival.