ASTRID HILGER BENNETT
Bennett received her BFA in printmaking from Indiana University and has exhibited and taught at various locations throughout the country. Her work has been included in Quilt National, Quilt Nihon (Japan), Quilt=Art=Quilts, Artquilt Elements, Form Not Function: Artquilts at the Carneghie, CRAFT USA and other venues. She is a member of the Surface Design Association and a Professional Artist Member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). She is a resident of Iowa City, Iowa and was the long-time manager, now marketing director, of the Iowa Artisans Gallery.
Iowa Artisans Gallery hosts 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, based on a poem of the same name by Wallace Stevens. The exhibit includes thirteen art quilts by eleven members of the Fiber Artists Coalition and runs April 22 - May 29, 2011.
The Fiber Artists Coalition is made up of Professional Artist Members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) from the upper Midwest. SAQA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development and documentation. Visit the Studio Art Quilt Associates' website. Learn more about the Fiber Artists Coalition and visit its blog.
Among twenty snowy mountains,
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