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New Arts Program to present Liz Whitney Quisgard’s “Fiber Works”

Mar 06, 2020

Image: Untitled, 2016, yarn on buckram, 4′ x 20′ (partial view approx. 7′ x 4′)

Opening Reception: Friday, March 13, 2020 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. – The exhibition continues through April 26th.

New Arts Program is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. and is located at

173 W Main St, Kutztown, Pennsylvania 19530

Free and open to the public. Call for more information: 610 683 6440

Visit http://newartsprogram.org/ for full exhibition schedule.

Inspired by Navajo textiles, Moorish architecture, Byzantine mosaics, and the Baroque, Liz Whitney Quisgard creates a Thousand-and-One-Nights vision though embroidered, abstract tapestries as well as columns.

A painter for more than 60 years, she appreciates the patience that comes with working in fiber. The artist refers to her work in fiber as “pseudo-pointil- lism,” that combines the discipline of creating painstaking patterns and heavily structured designs with bright jewel-like colors and abstract ideas.

More than world fame, her goal as an artist is to bring about the greater legitimization of ornamental art. “My work is totally decorative. It has no meaning beyond ‘What you see is what you get,’ ” she explains. “And I’d like people to say that I made the term ‘decorative’ not only respectable but admired … The visual arts are exactly that, visual. No meanings, No preachments. No symbols.”

Quisgard has exhibited at the Chicago Art Institute, the Cocoran Gallery, and the Baltimore Museum of Art as well as numerous galleries and other museums nationwide.

Liz Whitney Quisgard is a nationally renowned and award-winning artist who resides in New York City. She has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums nation- wide including Asheville Museum, NC; Austin Art Museum; Baltimore Museum of Art; Richmond Museum, Indiana; Chicago Art Institute; and Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC.

Immerse yourself in her work at lizquisgard.com

Exhibition funding in part through the generosity of local businesses.

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