Saturday, May 23, 2009

Penny Sisto Show

We went to the opening last night of Penny Sisto's new quilt show - Faces of Faith: the Search for the Divine.

It was a most amazing collection of beautiful evocative quilts, as are all of her shows.

She had a very large number of quilts, capturing the symbols and spirit of the world's major religions - Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.

The very size of the show was overwhelming; to imagine that she has created all these beautiful quilts in the last year and a half is mind-boggling. It seems such a short time ago that we were seeing her "Immigrant" series.

We are so fortunate to have an artist of her caliber in the Louisville area. If you are in the Louisville/Southern Indiana region, this is a show not to be missed. I plan to go back again several times, to study her work, and hear her gallery presentations. It is at the Carnegie Center in New Albany, Indiana, a wonderful gallery space, and home to several good quilt shows each year...

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