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Nov 10 2010

Mixing Politics with Quilts, Creativity with Glass

 

            
 

Two artists with very different approaches took students on an interactive tour of their work, which is featured in an exhibit at NYIT that questions the sometimes arbitrary lines between crafts and fine art.

Katherine Knauer’s quilts portray current events, including war and environmental degradation. They hang at NYIT’s Gallery 61 alongside glasswork by Felicia Wright, who left corporate America to pursue her passion.

Together, their show is called “Ornaments of Constraint, the Balance between Craft and Fine Art.The contrasting approaches led students to explore different definitions of art and approach their own work with new inspiration.  

Knauer’s quilts draw from the four classical elements of air, fire, water, and earth. Her water piece, “Storm at Sea,” inspired by Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” includes quotes from the book along with allusions of climate change.

Wright uses hot and cold glass that are merged with other materials. She starts with a hand drawn sketch and then designs on a computer program, AutoCad, to make her ideas a reality. Wright now owns a studio, Opulent Glassworks, Inc., and collaborates on design projects with architects, designers, and clients.

Interactive tours are open to the community and can be coordinated by contacting Jennifer Mitchell at 212.261.1562 or jmitchel@nyit.edu.

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