My friend Linda Gass combines two passions in her career arc: fiber art and sustainability. Gass paints complex “birds’ eye” view silk art quilts that explore themes of land use and policy.
Gass recently sent several announcements of interest: “Three of my new quilted paintings on silk are included in Seeing Green: Visions of a Changing Planet at the Visions Gallery, San Diego through August 16, 2009. Inspired by work I did with my local environmental organization, I decided to get personal and dirty in these new artworks. Seeing Green is an environmentally inspired exhibition, curated by Quilt Visions, featuring artwork by 10 different artists that comment about the current state of our natural environment. The work includes reflections about water quality, the impact of urban sprawl on landscape and wildlife, biodiversity, and nature. For more information, visit the Visions Gallery website.
In addition, if you’re in the San Diego area, she includes information about her special presentation there, Saturday July 18, 2009 from 7 – 8 pm. “If you’re in the San Diego area, please join me for this special event featuring presentations by yours truly and San Diego Coastkeeper followed by a reception in the Visions Gallery where you can view the “Seeing Green” exhibit. I’ll be giving an entertaining and educational presentation on how I use my artwork to raise awareness about water issues in California and the American West. Representatives from San Diego Coastkeepers will present about local clean water issues and activities. The event is on July 18, 2009 from 7-8 pm at the NTC Command Center in Liberty Station, right next to the gallery at 2825 Dewey Road, CA. $15 general admission, $10 for Quilt Visions and Coastkeeper members. There is plenty of free parking across the street at the corner of Dewey and Historic Decator Road.