Tuesday, April 5, 2011

"What Remains" at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

Last weekend I went to La Conner with two friends from the Vancouver/Washougal area.  Cathy Erickson's show, What Remains, opened at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, and we went for the opening.
It's been such a cold spring here in Washington, all the flowers are late blooming.  It was supposed to be tulip festival time in La Conner, but we didn't see even a peep of a tulip.

There were some daffodils blooming near La Conner. 

Cathy Erickson with one of her quilts in the exhibit, What Remains

What Remains is a show of quilts and photography by Cathy Erickson and poetry by Margaret Chula.  To quote the museum's website:

In the 1940’s over 120,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned in internment camps. From the newborn baby to the aging grandfather, all their lives were changed dramatically. Now only photos, stories, and rock rubble remain of the time. The art quilts and poetry in this series attempt to capture the spirit of what remains over sixty years later.

You can read more about the show on the Museum website, or on the websites of the artists, Cathy Erickson and Margaret Chula.

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