Earlier this week, The Arts Partnership installed a colorful quilt exhibit at Fargo Hector Airport just in time for summer travels!
The exhibit titled “Joined: New Quilts by Local Artists” is part of our ArtWORKS program. It features six quilts by local fiber artists Kim Baird, Virginia Dambach and Clare Degerness and will be on view in the west baggage claim area at the airport for four months.
Each artist created a quilt for exhibit using inventive designs, materials and concepts to express themselves. Virginia Dambach’s red and white quilt on the far left of the exhibit provides an interpretation of a traditional American quilt design while the other five quilts are clever, fanciful envisions of an ancient tradition found in cultures all over the world.
Travelers come home to a bright new quilt exhibit at Fargo Hector Airport Monday, June 3. Video courtesy of Flint Group.
Kim Baird helped found the Quilters’ Guild of North Dakota, which aims to spread the joy of quilting and organizes of the North Dakota Quilt Project that founded and documented all quilts in North Dakota made before 1960. She earned a master’s degree in quilt studies/textile history from University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Virginia Dambach focuses on traditional appliqué and crazy quilting. However, she still explores the complicated blending of materials and layers to create a highly embellished three-dimensional fiber collage.
Clare Degerness focuses on contemporary fiber art and her work can be seen throughout the region in both private and public collections. Her work also incorporates ceremonial art pieces for more than 25 churches. She earned a degree from the University of Minnesota where she studied art and design.
Fargo Hector Airport is one of 12 businesses in the community participating in our ArtWORKS program. Learn more about ArtWORKS here.