Red Rocks Community College
News Release


Red Rocks Community College
News Release
More information: Kim Rein
303-914-6260
kim.rein@rrcc.edu
www.rrcc.edu

12/21/11

RRCC to Host Textile Art Exhibit: The State of the Art
College to partner with Studio Art Quilt Associates and Surface Design Association

LAKEWOOD, CO – Fabric and fiber will be the focus of The State of the Art, a joint exhibition of Red Rocks Community College, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association opening January 9 in the Susan K. Arndt Gallery at RRCC.  The exhibition is a cooperative project between RRCC and the two associations as part of the college’s ArtSmart program, a year-long celebration that recognizes the arts in everything around us.

This unique showcase of textile art will include stitched textile art, art cloth, book art, vessels, jewelry, and garment accessories, as well as sculptural artwork.  The exhibit will feature approximately 25 artists and 40 exhibits, including multiple live demonstrations of artists’ techniques.  A catered opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday January 25, from 4-7 p.m. and the show will run through Feb. 29, 2012.

The Susan K. Arndt Gallery is located on the west end, lower level of the Red Rocks Community College campus at 13300 W. 6th Ave. in Lakewood.  www.rrcc.edu/maps.  The exhibit, open to the public at no charge, can be visited Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.  Please visit www.rrcc.edu/artsmart for more information and samples of artwork.

More about Red Rocks Community College:  Since 1969 Red Rocks Community College has delivered quality education to students of all ages and backgrounds. RRCC offers more than 300 programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates and serves over 15,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. www.rrcc.edu.

More about SDA:  Surface Design Association is a member-supported community of international creators, educators, collectors, and curators dedicated to the art and practice of surface design.  Their mission is to educate each other and the public about the innovative manipulation and embellishment of textile surfaces. www.surfacedesign.org.

More about SAQA:  Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, and documentation.  SAQA’s 3,000 members span over 30 countries and include artists, collectors, curators, art dealers and corporate sponsors. www.saqa.com.

See slideshow of some of the art.


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