Sat. & Sun., October 10 – 11, from 10AM – 4PM
After that weekend:
All Thurs. & Fri. in October, from 10AM – 2PM
You can also call to schedule appointment.
Old Art Building
We are excited to share our first live exhibit since closing our doors in March. The exhibit, featuring local Fiber Artist Colleen Kole, will take the place of our Annual Fiber Fest (returning in 2021). Stitched Lines is a collection of the artist’s quilts, large and small, and a display of her process. Colleen’s work has been on display in ArtPrize and showcased in gallerys across the country.
The show will be open to the public in a limited capacity through October. It can also be booked outside of normal hours by appointment.
"Over the past few years, I have become fascinated with lines. A line can be divisive separating one thing from another. A line can make a shape. It can connect one point to another. It can be subtle or distinct. Changing the color of the line can make it strong or weak.
In the works chosen for this exhibit, the line becomes an abstract representation of many things we hold close to our hearts. In the series Time Fragments, it represents memory and memory loss; Rooflines, the home and Transitions a sharp demarcation in the different transitions we encounter as we age. Finally, Do the Dance is representative of the perseverance we need in the midst of crisis.
Quite simply I love a line. And all it may represents in our lives. May it not divide but connect."
About Colleen Kole
Colleen Kole creates contemporary textile quilts composed of her richly colored, hand-dyed fabrics. Her work is abstract and draws inspiration from architectural elements, the vivid colors of nature and repetitive patterning. She works in an improvisational manner with bold geometric shape and line, with the process informing the outcome.
Colleen has been a studio artist for over 13 years, exhibiting her work locally, nationally and now internationally in both juried and invitational shows. Her current series, “Time Fragments”, is reflective of her patient interactions as a Physical Therapist and her intrigue with memory and memory loss.
Attendance at numerous intensive workshops for surface design and art have formed and fueled Colleen’s passion for textiles. She is a currently a member of the Studio Art Quilt Association and the Surface Design Association.
Colleen graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. After a rewarding 20 year career in Physical Therapy, she transitioned to her studio as a full time artist. Born and raised in Grand Rapids, she resides there with her husband and three children.