The quilts of Ann Johnston are stunningly elaborate, layered visions of the California Sierra Nevada Range. Using inventive piecing and hand dyed fabric, Johnston creates vivid landscapes and detailed views of this unique, arid environment. This week, Bellevue Arts Museum opens a solo show of 32 of Johnston’s works created over the last six years, The Contact. You can be among the first to see the show and mingle with other art lovers at the preview party on Thursday, February 23.
Each quilt is created using an array of construction techniques; some remain as a whole cloth, others are pieced or appliquéd. Johnston’s broad selection of quilting techniques and creative use of abstract imagery will be on full display in the exhibition. Her work has been included in several publications and has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions, including BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet.
Guests of the preview party will enjoy light hors d’oeuvres by 314 Pie. Attendees will also be able to see the other shows on display at BAM, Al Farrow’s Divine Ammunition and Future Machine.
Preview Party for Ann Johnston: The Contact
When: Thursday, February 23, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Bellevue Arts Museum (510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004)
Get tickets online. $10 for BAM members, $20 for general public advance. $25 at the door.