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IN-GALLERY DEMO: Urban Quilter Amy Ahlstrom

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Urban Rain I Duponi Silk And Cotton Quilt 16 X 16 © Amy Ahlstrom
IN-GALLERY DEMO: Urban Quilter Amy Ahlstrom
Curated by: Bridget McMahon

45 N. Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
April 10th, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Artist talk
WEBSITE:  
http://www.jcosplace.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
jcosplace@gmail.com
PHONE:  
408 888 1515
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Chicago. Ill, IL, Northern Illinois University DeKalb, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
TAGS:  
fiber, fiber-art, textile, figurative, pop, digital, graffiti/street-art, mixed-media, conceptual
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

Join us in welcoming urban quilter Amy Ahlstrom to JCO'S!
Experience art making up close as you watch an artist create in real time and engage in an informal conversation about artistic processes. 
RSVP'S not required.

ABOUT THE ARTIST //
Amy Ahlstrom is an urban quilter creating modern pop art.

Inspired by the street art, signage, and graffiti in city neighborhoods, Amy takes digital photos of found images, sampling and remixing them into urban quilts. Using hundreds of digital photographs, she designs collages by computer, makes paper patterns, and hand-cuts and sews quilts. The resulting quilts, made of silk and cotton and stretched onto frames, are tactile visual postcards of urban environments. They re-imagine the urban landscape and re-invent quilting as a pop art medium.

Based in the Bay Area, Amy has designed urban-themed pop art based on images of San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Berkeley as well as from her trips to Tokyo, Kyoto, New York City and Chicago. Amy holds a Master of Fine Arts in Fiber from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fiber from Northern Illinois University. She has exhibited widely throughout the Bay Area.