Join modern quilt artist Luke Haynes as he provides an entertaining and educational tour of his art background, from architect to quilter, over the span of several years. He will talk about his inspiration and show a lot of work to explain the context of his career as an architect-quilter. From a 50-foot Geodesic dome to a quilt with a secret image, come see quilts that will make you say: “I had no idea fabric could do that!”
Co-Presented by the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Art Museum (PNWQFAM) at 703 North 2nd Street in LaConner, Wash. Members of PNWQFAM can receive free entry into the Modern Quilts exhibition and this lecture by presenting their current membership card at the front admission desks at the Lightcatcher building and Old City Hall. Whatcom Museum members can receive free entry into PNWQFAM between June 1 – August 25 by showing their current membership card to the admissions desk.
About Luke Haynes:
Luke is an artist to watch! He is up-and-coming while continuing to innovate and design new ways to create art. His work is currently in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, the American Folk Art Museum, the Newark Museum, and the Headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation just to name a few. He shows his work across the country and internationally. Haynes’ quilt, [The American Context #68] Double Elvis, is featured in Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century.
Haynes has lived in 15 states, currently living in Kansas City, Mo. He studied architecture at Cooper Union in New York and considers his fabric art to be an architectural method of images creation. His works can be classified as quilts since they follow the traditional methods of construction, but they are much more. His concepts and images pull from the annals of historical painting and sculpture but are also allowed to pull from craft and the domestic since the medium is atypical, which allows for pieces that have multi-layers of visual, as well as conceptual, intrigue.
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