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What's Happening At Schweinfurth

There's a lot going on.

Art in Schweinfurth's summer exhibit comments on industrial systems

5/17/19
Artists Abraham Ferraro, Sherri Lynn Wood, and Landon Perkins take on postal system, consumerism, and post-industrial society in "Made and Remade: Re-Imagining Industrial Systems"

Australian quilter looking forward to teaching at Schweinfurth's fiber arts conference

4/10/19
Kathy Doughty cites the camaraderie, community, and creativity that Quilting by the Lake promotes. "QBL is a cozy environment that blends tradition with art, and that unique approach creates a place where interesting things can happen," she said.

World travels inspire artist couple to create large, realistic paintings

4/2/19
While their artwork is similar, their media is not: Pennie Brantley uses oils while Robert Morgan prefers watercolors

Syracuse artist wins fellowship to attend Quilting by the Lake

3/28/19
Ellen Blalock, a self-taught quilter, is excited to learn with and from other art quilters

Fayetteville artist recalls always taking pictures since he was a child

3/27/19
Willson Cummer's exhibit at the Schweinfurth Art Center takes a long look at "Common Places" in the suburbs east of Syracuse.

Sixty New York State artists featured in Schweinfurth's "Made in NY" exhibit

3/15/19
The exhibition opens with a reception 5 to 8 p.m. March 22, and two artists in the show will offer demonstrations during its run. Two other exhibits are opening as well: "Double Vision" and "Common Places."

Fiber conference instructor uses quilting techniques to make unique clothing

3/8/19
Rachel D.K. Clark used her bright clothing as a way to start conversations when the Louisiana native moved to a new town in California. It worked.

Love of painting leads QBL instructor to career of making unique quilts, installations

2/19/19
Elizabeth Busch combines painting with quilting to create art quilts and weaving and machine sewing to create public art sculptures

Artist brings lifelong love of creating to Schweinfurth fiber conference

2/6/19
David Hornung likes teaching fundamentals of design and color at Quilting by the Lake, saying that professionals should never stop practicing with elemental principles

Quilting by the Lake instructor Amanda McCavour creates installations of thread drawings

1/19/19
In recent years, McCavour has been challenging herself to make 3D sculptures out of thread. She made three projects, one featuring frost and ice crystals, another displaying various grocery store boxes, and the third a field of poppies.

Auburn Junior High Teachers collaborate to create student art for Both Ends of the Rainbow

1/18/19
Three joint projects will be on display at the Schweinfurth Art Center's latest exhibit, which opens Sunday, Jan. 27, with a reception from noon to 5 p.m. More than 1,000 student artworks will be on display, as well as 70 pieces from Central New York seniors.

Quiltmaking is in the blood of Quilting by the Lake instructor Sarah Bond

1/11/19
She traces her heritage to a documented slave quilter who was born in 1828 in Kentucky. "I didn't know, when my mother asked me what I was doing 40 years ago, why I was so fixed on making quilts," Sarah said. "I have learned more about my foremothers since, and I think it was meant to be."

Quilter in Schweinfurth's Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibit recounts experiences that inspire her art in new book

12/21/18
Each chapter in Kathy Ford's book tells the story, life experiences, and inspirations behind a specific quilt she made.

Schweinfurth wins $250,000 state matching grant for new heating/air conditioning system

12/19/18
The total project will cost $550,00 and involves installing heating, air-conditioning, and ventilation on the second floor of the art center to expand program capacity.

Schweinfurth hosts events in concert with Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibit

11/1/18
Trunk shows and artist talks offer opportunities to speak to fiber art creators

Technology and nature inspire creator of Great Lakes quilt

11/1/18
Mechanical engineer from Ohio turns satellite images and thermal photographs into fiber art. Her piece "The Great Lakes Project" is included in "Quilts=Art=Quilts 2018."

Schweinfurth Trunk Show Features Trumansburg Artist Alice Gant

10/31/18
This is the first of three trunk shows held in conjunction with our annual Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibition. The other two trunk shows are Nov. 25, featuring Maggie Vanderweit, and Dec. 2, featuring Gerri Spilka.

Member Show opening set for Nov. 2

10/30/18
Also enjoy performances by MasterWorks Chorale Chamber Singers, part of our First Friday event

Schweinfurth announces winners of Quilts=Art=Quilts awards

10/27/18
The grand prize winner is Karen Schulz of Silver Spring, MD, for "The Way You Occupy Space."

Pieces in Schweinfurth's Quilts=Art=Quilts 2018 show make a statement

10/16/18
These are not your grandmother's traditional bed quilts. Entries in the juried show feature portraits, geometric designs, bright colors, and more.

Schweinfurths annual Quilts=Art=Quilts show to open Oct. 27

10/16/18
Opening reception is part of a fiber weekend with workshops, lecture, and dinner. Additional fiber events are planned.

Schweinfurth fundraiser focuses on new local businesses

10/4/18
Money raised at Perfect Pairings, set for Oct. 19, will support the art center's community events, exhibits, and art classes for all ages.

Guatemalan native to demonstrate backstrap weaving at Schweinfurth

10/2/18
It's a dying skill, as globalization has made it cheaper to buy ready-to-wear at Walmart in Guatemala City.

Rochester glass artist freezes moments in resin for Schweinfurth exhibit

8/22/18
In her art, Margery Pearl Gurnett tries to duplicate the fragile moments captured by ice that she recalls playing with as a child.

Schweinfurth exhibit traces Maya identity through backstrap weavings

8/20/18
Fall exhibit curated by Colgate professor includes weavings from more than 50 Guatemalan villages, representing a dozen different Maya languages, and features three generations of handicrafts from one family.

Schweinfurth to showcase members' art in new Member Show

8/17/18
The exhibit will be on display from Nov. 2, 2018, through Jan. 6, 2019. There is no fee to enter and all artwork will be accepted.

Schweinfurth, Cayuga Museum included in Auburns $10M downtown revitalization plan

8/3/18
The two institutions will work together to create a seamless visitor experience that will anchor the west end of the citys future arts district

Art installation at Onondaga Community College celebrates Korean culture

7/18/18
Wonju Seo of New Jersey won a highly competitive fellowship to attend Quilting by the Lake. One of her works has been installed in the college's student center and will be on display through the end of September.

Schweinfurth Art Center seeks entries for annual juried art quilt show

7/10/18
The deadline to enter Quilts=Art=Quilts, which draws artist submissions from around the world, is July 20

Manlius artist Sally Hootnick opens solo exhibit at Schweinfurth

6/25/18
Her encaustic paintings dig through dozens of layers to reveal what lies beneath, which was the inspiration for the show's title -- "Depth Perception: The Archaeology of Wax."

What Is Encaustic Painting?

6/25/18
Manlius Artist Sally Hootnick is featuring encaustic paintings in her solo exhibition, "Depth Perception: The Archaeology of Wax." But what exactly is it?

Exhibit of modern quilts to open at Schweinfurth on June 29

6/15/18
Experience the power of modern quilts in an exhibit of 60 innovative and inspiring quilts. Also, Manlius artist Sally Hootnick is featured in accompanying solo exhibition.

Cosplayers to invade Auburn's Schweinfurth Art Center next month

5/30/18
The event, a chance for cosplayers to fine-tune their outfits before Syracuse's Salt City Comic-Con, will feature live music by local band Late Earth; vendors selling comic and cosplay items, food, and drink; and a costume contest.

Tour Quilting By the Lake

5/22/18
Deadline is July 1 to register for guided tours of the quilt show, classrooms, and a lecture by one of the faculty members.

Artist Shane Durgee incorporates pop culture icons in his paintings

5/5/18
His artwork show in Ill Fusions, currently on display at the Schweinfurth Art Center, is inspired by Superflat, a Japanese style of art that draws on cultural images. Which makes it ironic that Durgee declined to pursue a career creating pop culture images.

Explore the universe at Schweinfurth's art camps this summer

4/25/18
Four weeks of camp sessions are offered in July and August for two age groups: ages 6 to 10 and ages 11 to 16. Each week includes a variety of projects and a range of mediums, including ceramics, painting, collage, and fiber art.

Syracuse University Professor Tom Hall opens solo exhibit at Schweinfurth Art Center

4/19/18
Hall's current focus on immigrants was sparked by a 2015 image that shocked the world: The body of a 3-year-old Syrian boy whose family was trying to reach relatives in Canada washed up on a Turkish beach.

Schweinfurth opens three exhibits in April, including 23rd annual Made in NY

4/16/18
Made in NY, a highly competitive annual juried show featuring contemporary artists who live and work in New York State, opens Friday, April 20. This year's show features 75 works by 58 artists, selected from among 472 entries.

QBL Faculty Profile: Meet Katie Pasquini Masopust

4/11/18
A painter for many years, Masopust began quilting while caring for her terminally ill mother. Quilting is her way of expressing herself artistically. "I like the feel of the fabrics and the textures of the prints, and I love to sew, so they all make me very happy," she said. Masopust will share her love of quilting, and of the log cabin block in particular, during a five-day class called The Artful Log Cabin during Session II of Quilting by the Lake.

QBL Faculty Profile: Meet Sue Nickels

4/6/18
For Sue Nickels, quilting is all about fabric, friends, and especially family. Her mother made quilts and taught Nickels and her sister to sew at an early age. The siblings still sew together, and have won awards for their collaborations. Nickels' daughter, Ashley, is also a quilter and, Nickels added, " I have two granddaughters that I hope someday to teach about sewing and quilting." Nickels is teaching two classes about machine quilting, Stitched Raw Edge Machine Applique Techniques and Machine Quilting on the Home Machine, during Session I of Quilting by the Lake.

QBL Faculty Profile: Meet Joe Cunningham

4/3/18
Joe Cunningham began quilting as a way to understand it enough to write a book. "Quilting is the opposite of other art forms in several ways," he said. "For one thing, the very idea of a quilt is comforting, whereas to many people the idea of a painting is forbidding  something to be interpreted by experts. So I start out with something no one is intimidated by. Then, because we can sew anything together any way we want, I can have a kind of freedom that I never acquired in other art formsnever having gone to art school or studied drawing or painting. Quilting lets me make a work of art that I can use to keep warm against the coldness of the universe." Cunningham will be teaching a class called Origins about how to translate an idea into a quilt during Session I of Quilting by the Lake.

QBL Faculty Profile: Meet Sherri Lynn Wood

3/22/18
Multidisciplinary artist Sherri Lynn Wood traces her style of quilting to high school, when her principal called her out of math class to inform her that the black-and-white sundress she designed and was wearing did not conform to the dress code because it was sleeveless. While waiting for her mother to bring her a new outfit, Wood mouthed off to the principal, telling him to "go to hell." Her parents punished her by canceling the weekend sleepover Wood had planned with her friends. "I've been sewing with attitude ever since," Wood said. Wood will be teaching a 5-day improv quilting class, Get Your Curve On, during QBL's Session I. Learn how Wood got her start in quilting and the theory behind her current work in this Q&A interview.

Schweinfurth's new exhibit pairs art by students with art by seniors

3/2/18
The concept works, likely because both sets of artists have something to say in their work, whether strongly or subtly.