“Wow”, “Extraordinary”, “Stunning”, “Unbelievable”, “Incredible”, “Amazing”. These are just a few of the words of awe uttered by some of the LNT members who visited Penny Sisto’s “The Sixties – Turn on, Tune in, Drop out!” exhibit at The Carnegie Centre in New Albany. Penny, a celebrated mixed-media fiber artist, shares themes of cultural and political trends as seen through the prism of the sixties in this all new body of work.
While we were studying Penny’s creativity and being mesmerized by her jaw-dropping works of art, Penny unexpectedly appeared! It was thrilling to meet her in person and be able to ask questions and hear stories about her quilts and life experiences.
Remember our class last year on the Bento Box quilt? Well, it so happened that we went next door to enjoy some Asian cuisine, and ordered some Bento Boxes. It’s easy to see how the quilt got its name from these compartmentalized trays. Until this time, I hadn’t quite gotten the connection. Duh!
Now to the main feature – pictures from the exhibit. In some cases you will find, either beside or below the quilt picture, a close-up of a particularly inspiring technique or area of quilting. if possible, I suggest you look at the pictures with a full screen view. Enjoy!
In addition to the sixties pieces, there was another area depicting Native American culture.
There were also a few close-ups for which I didn’t get a picture of the full quilt.
If you’ve not had a chance to go yet, it’s not too late. The quilts will be on display through April 21, 2018.