Fabric of Memories artists' reception at Heart Mountain

(Cody, Wyo.) An Artists’ Reception will be held on Thursday April 7 at 6pm to celebrate Heart Mountain’s Fabric of Memory exhibit and its creators. The Reception, which is free and open to the public, highlights a talented group of local artists that have created a unique exhibit for the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. The Textile Artists of Greater Yellowstone (TAGY) are a local group of artists using a unique medium to express themselves. “Making art quilts with dimensional quality is a creative process I enjoy,” says Lili Turnell of Meeteetse, in her artist’s statement. “Engaging the viewer to explore what lies hidden within the quilt story is my goal.” [image: ColorGrass.jpg] Fabric artists, like Turnell, create unique pieces of art that resemble small quilts. The artwork showcases the artist's talent, craft, and emotions. The members of TAGY visited Heart Mountain Interpretive Center last fall looking for inspiration. Channeling thoughts and feeling from that visit, the group created over 20 themed pieces that are showcased in the exhibit. The exhibit includes work from artists in Cody, Lovell, Meteetse, Powell, Sheridan, and Thermopolis. These new works of art are accompanied by a large story quilt created in 1990 by former Heart Mountain incarceree Naoko Yoshimura Ito. Ito originally created her quilt as part of a show for the Oakland Museum that focused on Japanese American Women. Later her quilt was featured on a 1996 poster distributed by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Last year, at the annual Heart Mountain Pilgrimage, Ito generously donated the quilt to the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. #reboot #news #whatshappening