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Art Evolved: Intertwined

Art Evolved: Intertwined at the Yellowstone Art Museum.

As you can see above in the introductory wall text, the Art Evolved: Intertwined exhibition is a collaboration between Studio Art Quilt Associates and the National Basketry Association. Members in both groups work with fiber media. The exhibition debuted at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana and will be on display there through Oct. 31, 2023.

Art Evolved: Intertwined at the Yellowstone Art Museum.

My husband and I traveled to Billings to see the exhibition in person. The 2D and 3D artworks compliment each other with lots of textural details. The materials used were sometimes surprising. What looks like an art quilt from afar, when examined up close one sees it is made with cut straws or book covers. And what looks like traditional basket material turns out to be watercolor paper. Seeing art in person, versus online or in a book, is all the more appealing. It also brings a greater appreciation for the creativity and craftsmanship of the artists.

Art Evolved: Intertwined at the Yellowstone Art Museum.

The Art Evolved: Intertwined exhibition was juried by Beth McLaughlin, Artistic Director and Chief Curator at the Fuller Craft Museum, Jane Sauer, a Curator and Art Consultant and Lisa Ranallo, Registrar and Acting Curator at the Yellowstone Art Museum. Over fifty artists were selected.

Art Evolved: Intertwined exhibition at Yellowstone Art Museum.

I am excited to be one of the artists in the exhibition with my artwork, Splendor in the Grass, being chosen. My artworks often get shipped off to exhibitions, not to be seen again until it returns. This time I was able to visit my artwork on display.

Lisa Flowers Ross with her art, Splendor in the Grass.

Once the exhibition closes at the Yellowstone Art Museum, it will continue to travel to different venues for several years. The next stop will be the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Art Museum in La Conner, WA in 2024. In 2025, it will travel to the east coast to the Fuller Craft Museum in Massachusetts. After that, it heads back inland to the Laurel Rogers Museum of Art in Mississippi in 2026.