For Immediate Release
December 14, 2018
Press Contact: Alison Simcox; 518.523.2512
The Gallery @ LPCA Partners with the Adirondack Quilters Guild
Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is proud to present The Quilt Show, a collection of quilts from makers in the North Country, from January 3 through February 9, 2019. The show was curated in partnership with the Adirondack Quilters Guild. The public is invited to an opening reception on Thursday, January 3 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Gallery @ LPCA. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Admission is free.
Visitors to the gallery this January will be greeted by an abundance of eye-popping color. The Gallery @ LPCA will be arranged in vibrant fabric - quilted with care, skill and artistic flare. This exhibit showcases the extraordinary talents of area quilters with traditional quilts as well as original designs. Mary Ellen Henry, member and former President of the Adirondack Quilters Guild, reached out to more than a dozen quilters from across the North Country in putting together the exhibit. Many of the quilts were created by individuals, while some were created as a collaborative effort by a group of quilters.
Anya Villeneuve, co-curator and Assistant Program Director at the LPCA, revealed that there are a lot of stories behind the works on display. One piece was started several years ago but was finished just a few weeks ago. The title? Persistence Pays Off. While some of the quilts will be for sale, many are not because they hold such personal significance for the makers and their families.
All together, the pieces in this show collectively uphold the legacy of quilt making. Typically used for commemoration of social events, history, community and lineage, this show proves that quilting remains a relevant, conceptual and strategic art form for the cultural expressions of today.
About the Adirondack Quilters Guild
Formed in 2002 by local quilters, the Adirondack Quilters Guild is a dynamic gathering of people dedicated to the art, history, creativity and sheer joy of quilting. The Guild organizes workshops, demonstrations, and other events to educate, encourage and inspire fellow quilters. The organization contributes to the community through the donation of quilts and quilt exhibits to support local institutions as well as the history and art of quilting.
About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.