SAQA’s Connecting Our Natural Worlds exhibition just ended its run at the conservation-minded Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum outside of Tucson, Arizona. But you can view this timely collection via video at saqa.com/CONWvideo.
That’s because part of the opening activity for this exhibition was a video shoot. The resulting video series showcases the artwork in a beautiful museum, which is itself nestled in an awe-inspiring natural landscape. Many of the participating artists attended the opening, affording the video crew the chance to interview them. The artists’ words add impact to the messages in their work.
“The museum’s beautiful facilities and commitment to conservation complemented the work in this exhibition. Working with organizations like this helps to amplify this exhibition’s message of environmental conservation and brings art quilts to a new audience,” says Martha Sielman, SAQA’s executive director. “In these videos, the artists explain the stories behind their work, and the processes and techniques used to create them. We also go up close in a virtual tour of the exhibition to show the details, stitchwork, and textures contained in these works of art.”
SAQA’s mission is to promote the art quilt, and the videos allow these powerful works to be seen by a worldwide audience. Many thanks are extended to all of the SAQA donors who helped make this exhibition and the video series possible, including exhibition benefactor Shirley Neary and art patrons Nancy Erickson, Ann Johnston, Frank Klein, and Bobbe Shapiro Nolan.
SAQA also captured its Forced to Flee exhibition on video, which can be seen at saqa.com/F2Fvideo. The exhibition explored stories of those forced to flee their homes due to war, oppression, natural disasters, or human rights violations.
Watch for more exhibition video tours at saqa.com.
SAQA’s premier venue for Connecting Our Natural Worlds was the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum outside of Tucson.
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