Join YorkArts’ featured artist: Polly Stetler in YorkArts Gallery on July 31 as she discusses the artwork in her nearly sold-out exhibit: Game Change, Artwork by Polly Stetler. During the talk, Polly will demonstrate some quilting techniques as she explains her creative process. The event is free to attend, and will include light refreshments and desserts. Donations are welcome to support YorkArts’ Art in the Parks program.
DATE: Thursday, July 31
TIME: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
WHERE: YorkArts Gallery, 10 N. Beaver St., York, PA 17401
- Live demos by artist Polly Stetler
- Light refreshments
- YorkArts’ current exhibit: “Game Change”, Artwork by Polly Stetler, on display June 12-Aug. 2, 2014
About the Exhibit…
Game Change features many of Polly’s newest, never-before-exhibited pieces , as well as a selection of older works consisting of pieced work using curvilinear strip-piecing techniques, quilts from her “cross purposes” series, and some earlier free-hand cut pieces. Read more…
Game Change will be on display at YorkArts Gallery June 12-August 2, 2014. Gallery Hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 10am-2pm, First Fridays: 5-9pm, or by appointment. YorkArts will be closed for First Friday in July due to the holiday.
About the Artist/Artist’s Statement…
When I create a quilt, I focus on line, shape, color and balance, the same issues that every artist struggles with regardless of medium. In my work, I freehand cut my fabrics and assemble them by machine. I prefer to hand quilt my work because I enjoy the contrast between the crisp edges of the machine piecing and the organic look of the hand sewing. I have chosen to machine quilt some pieces when the edginess of the machine work either enhances the work or has no impact at all.
My work begins with the creation of the fabrics I use; I use some commercial fabrics, but mostly hand dye my own solid colors (except black and white). I am presently exploring surface design techniques such as shibori and other resist processes, and discharge. These techniques have opened my work to gesture and mark-making, which has been described as a cross between drawing and writing.
I focus on non-representational, abstract work. My new pieces for this show include two large works that seem to have developed into narrative work, while the small pieces are purely abstract in nature. I am continuing to work with curvilinear strip-piecing as well.