Saturday, August 22, 2009

“Textile Extensions: Quilts in a New Context” - Carole Harris

'The Sun's Gon' Shine In My Backdoor Someday'
'The Sun's Gon' Shine In My Backdoor Someday' is just one of 15 of Carole's work that will be in the exhibition “Textile Extensions: Quilts in a New Context” which opens at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum Oct. 2. Carole is a well-known Michigan interior designer/fiber artist and a member of SAQA Michigan.

A reception to meet the artist will be held at the Museum Saturday, Oct. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. Carole Harris and her husband Bill will attend. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by calling 989-964-7082.

Carole's rhythmically constructed, non-traditional tapestries are composed of hundreds of richly colored fabrics which are cut, overlaid, appliquéd, pieced and quilted. A professional interior designer and fiber artist, she creates one-of-a-kind, improvisational works that provide warmth and texture to enhance commercial and residential interiors.

“This exhibition presents for the first time a large body of my work representing a period of almost 20 years, a retrospective of sorts. The exhibition will allow both me and the public to view changes and similarities in my work over a long period. One will see how I hold the tradition while expanding the process through the use of texture and by extending the form beyond the rectangle,” said Harris in a recent interview about her show.

Harris’ work has been exhibited nationally in museums and galleries over the last 30 years.
“Carole’s quilts are not ordinary or traditional. They are comparable to a good jazz composition, improvisational and unpredicted,” said Marilyn Wheaton, Museum Director. Harris will talk about her work, the art of design and quilting, at the Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 4:00 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The exhibition runs through January 28, 2009. For more information, call (989) 964-7125 or visit the Museum’s website at

Here is a peak at some more of Carole's work


'Big City Blues'

'Down the Block & Across the Street'

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