Women Who Run with Scissors and the Village of Egg Harbor’s Public Arts Initiative are excited to announce concurrent fiber art exhibitions, “Old Maid Revisited,” and “Exotic Pollinators,” now on display at the Kress Pavilion until February 2021.
“Old Maid Revisited,” features 14 pieces, and came out of a 2018 challenge in which artists were to imagine a fictitious character with an actual occupation for a new version of the Old Maid Card Game. Unlike very simple themes like Tired Tom or Silly Sara, the pieces reflect unusual, uncommon… or even illegal professions, each with a story to accompany the piece.
The other exhibition, “Exotic Pollinators Challenge,” had only a few rules, the finished quilt was to be 18” x 25” and depict any method of pollination, from boy scout feet stomping through the woods, to wind, fire, waves and the countless number of insect bird or animal activities which help to pollinate our planet.
The exhibition comes from Women Who Run with Scissors a Green Bay Fiber Art Group founded in 1997. According to their mission statement, “Our interests are in creating original pieces of fiber art and enjoying the thread of weirdness that binds us all together. Those same irreverent qualities that got us into trouble in grade school are now finally working to our advantage as we blend our personal visions with the exploration of contemporary surface design techniques.”
This exhibition will remain on display until February of 2021 and includes 28 quilt pieces.
If you believe that quilts are simply blankets that are meant to be thrown over your bed, think again. Women Who Run with Scissors challenged the traditional purpose of a quilt and turned their hobby into creative artwork.
About Women Who Run with Scissors: Women Who Run with Scissors is a Fiber Art group founded in 1997 based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Their common interests are in creating original pieces of ﬁber art and enjoying the thread of weirdness that binds them all together. Those same irreverent qualities that got them into trouble in grade school are now ﬁnally working to their advantage as they blend their personal visions with the exploration of contemporary surface design techniques.
The artist group is comprised of 15 women who are ﬁrst and foremost interested in having fun and making art. The order of importance ﬂips back and forth, and many of the artists experiment with a variety of art forms and activities. Their creativity and humor shine through the pieces they create.