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What’s Your Angle

Angela Flicker The Artists House Geometric Colorful Quilt

Finally, my modern quilt for The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change and Craft Lake City’s gallery exhibit titled, “Celebration of the Hand” is finished and installed.  I truly have had a love, hate relationship with this project.  Let me explain.  This piece was installed outside.  Yes, you read that correctly.  I just spent months making this beautiful and original piece, only to hang it outside for the elements to decide its fate.

Angela Flicker The Artists House Geometric colorful quilt design

So, what’s my angle you might be wondering?  Why did I do this?  The only answer I can give is that I am an artist, and artists do crazy things in the name of art 😉

I plan to head downtown every week to rephotograph the piece, as I am curious if the sun and the rain will alter the piece in an interesting way.  This is part of the process, and part of what makes this project interesting.  Utah is a pretty dry state, and so I am not too worried.  I scotch-guarded the heck out of the piece–hopefully it will hold up to the elements.

Angela Flicker The Artists House Geometric colorful quilt design

Angela Flicker The Artists House Geometric colorful quilt designHere is my sweet hubby helping me install the piece.  And by helping, I mean he basically installed it all by himself.  I am pretty lucky to have such a supportive husband!  Thanks Josh, I love you!

Angela Flicker The Artists House Geometric colorful quilt design

I plan to attend the Gallery Stroll this Friday, the 20th of July, as “Celebration of the Hand” opens, in conjunction with the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll.  It will be neat to see all 12 pieces, and how they beautify our Salt Lake City streets.

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Here is the press release on this project:

SALT LAKE CITY, Thursday, July 12 – The twelve Craft Lake City chosen to display their work as a walk-able outdoor gallery exhibit titled, “Celebration of the Hand” will begin their installations on Friday, July 13 at 3 p.m. Installations will continue throughout the weekend, beginning at 3 p.m. daily. See attached schedule for complete details regarding times and locations that installations will take place. The twelve participants will create outdoor works of art utilizing permanent steel frames (known as plakats) installed adjacent to the sidewalks in downtown Salt Lake City on the North and South sides of Broadway (300 South) between 200 West and 200 East. Craft Lake City was granted usage of the plakats by The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change. “Celebration of the Hand” will open on July 20, in conjunction with the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll.

Artisans include Annika DiMeo, Michelle Christenesen, Nic Annette Miller, Keith McKeown, Issac Hastings, Rachelle Smith, Angela Flicker, Laura Frisk, Carrie Wakefield, Jorge Arellano, Eleanor Scholz and Candace Jean Anderson.

“We feel that the 12 chosen artisans are an excellent representation of the diversity present at Craft Lake City,” says Festival Director Angela H. Brown. “We are also thrilled to become the newest organization to participate in The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change’s outdoor museum,” The plakats were installed in 2007, and have been utilized by various non-profits, such as Sundance, Spy Hop and Tumbleweeds Film Festival. “The Celebration of the Hand” will be displayed through the festival, which takes place on Sat. August 11 at the Gallivan Center.

“Celebration of the Hand” Kickstarter Video

The Celebration of the Hand Kickstarter Video is up.  You can view it here.

A quilt is meant to be touched and used, not just looked at.  That’s why I think my modern interactive quilt will be perfect for the “Celebration of the Hand Exhibit.”  My piece is basically going to be an interactive, modern quilt. It will be interactive in the sense that it has pockets so that passersby can insert notes, photos, tickets, basically things from the city and their community. I think it will be neat to see what gets put in the pockets overtime.

When I first heard about The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change, I wanted my piece to not only interact with the public aesthetically, but also in a physical sense. I wanted it to be touched, thought about, manipulated, revisited in a respectful way. And when I heard about the theme “Celebration of the Hand”, I immediately thought about everything I do with my hands: sewing, designing, gardening, collecting eggs, holding my children, writing letters, taking photos, etc.  Then I got to thinking about how hands are used everyday in the city: to type, to cook, to serve a meal, etc.

I imagine this piece becoming a mini-time capsule. An opportunity for people in the community to express and interact with the art, and to express what it is that they do with their hands everyday.

I’ve been trying to get a book published over the past few years. My first book idea was on interactive quilts for kids. Lately though, I’ve been creating art that reflects more of my style, and has less of a childlike feel –art that is more modern, geometric, and full of color.  That being said, ironically my daughter, and my first book idea, still influenced me when I was thinking up this design.  Monet, my daughter, using her hands to collect treasures is a perfect example of what the pockets in this quilt could be used for.

I hope in reading this post, you can see the heart and creativity that I will be putting into my Plakat piece for the Celebration of the Hand Exhibit.

Please, take a moment to watch the video and donate today.  Thanks.

Angela Flicker

Celebration of the Hand Kickstarter Video Coming Soon

Angela Flicker Celebration of the Hand Kickstarter Video

I was interviewed by Craft Lake City today, for the “Celebration of the Hand” Kickstarter video.  The Salt Lake City Film Festival is generously donating their time to make this video, in order to help Craft Lake City raise awareness and funds for the “Celebration of the Hand” Temporary Museum of Permanent Change exhibit opening in July.  I’m nervous to see myself on tape, as I was a bit of an anxious mess.  I’m much better at these sort of things when I am in my natural habitat.  Yet at the same time, I am so thankful, excited and honored to be a part of what Craft Lake City is doing.

Thanks you Craft Lake City, The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change, and Salt Lake City Film Festival!!  Thank you!

Celebration of the Hand

geometric triangle quilt modern colorfulGuess what?  I’m working on a special project.

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change and Craft Lake City to submit a proposal for a gallery exhibit titled, “Celebration of the Hand”.  They accepted my proposal and asked me to create a large piece that will hang in downtown Salt Lake City. I’m in love with geometric, modern, and colorful quilt designs these days, and so that was part of my inspiration.  Along with that, I will also sew small triangular pockets into the piece.  These pockets will hold collected paper items and photographs from around the city (ticket stubs, newspaper clippings, postcards, photos, restaurant menus, letters, etc).  Passersby can then play with and move around these pieces, or folks can also add their own paper pieces to the pockets.  This allows the piece to be interactive with the public.  I think it will be neat to see what items get put into the vinyl pockets over time.

geometric triangle quilt modern colorful

Here is what Craft Lake City had to say about the event,

“Celebration of the Hand:  Craft Lake City has joined forces with The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change to bring local art to the streets in the form of a walk-able outdoor gallery exhibit titled, ‘Celebration of the Hand.’ The gallery walls are made up of 15 plakats located in downtown Salt Lake on the North and South sides of Broadway (300 South) between 200 West and 200 East. The plakats are permanent steel frames installed adjacent to the sidewalks and are referred to as the museum’s “windows.” Collectively, these museum’s windows (or plakats) make up the exhibition. The plakats were originally installed in 2007 and over the years have been used to highlight the work of numerous nonprofits. Craft Lake City is excited to become The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change’s newest plakat collaborator.  We will be using 13 of the 15 plakats to highlight the work of 13 Craft Lake City affiliates.  The exhibit will officially open in conjunction with July Gallery Stroll on July 20, 2012. The artisans involved are Annika Dimeo, Michelle Christenesen, Nic Annette Miller, Keith McKeown, Isaac Hastings, Rachelle Smith, Angela Flicker, Laura Frisk, Carrie Wakefield, Jorge Arellano, Tommy Dolph and Eleanor Scholz.”

I’m honored and excited to be a part of this exhibit!

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