Ann traveled to Cleveland, Ohio this past September to tape 3 episodes of Quilting Arts TV. It was a thrill to meet and work with Susan Brubaker Knapp. Ann also met other quilt artist guests that were taping the same day. Two of the episodes, “Working From Photos” and “Planning And Designing” feature Ann on the 1900 series episodes. The DVD can be purchased at Quilting Arts TV interweave online store. Episodes will also air on a PBS TV station. Check your local listings for broadcast times. The third episode will be on a future DVD next season. Here’s a link to order the Quilting Arts DVD
“Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore” is to be installed in Empire Michigan
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore visitor center in Empire Michigan is the new home and owner of Ann’s groundbreaking 2013 ArtPrize public vote winning quilt. After ArtPrize decided in 2014 to no longer own and administer the winning public vote winning works, they chose to donate them to them to various non profit organizations to keep them on public display. The visitor center for the National Lakeshore Park seemed an obvious choice for this landmark work of art inspired by the Dunes. It will be on display in the auditorium of the visitor center. Contact them at www.nps.gov/SLBE/planyourvisit/index.htm or call (231) 326-4700 for information
Ann & Steve Loveless’s ArtPrize® Winning PhotoFiber™ composition “Northwood Awakening” has been moved to, and is now showing at the Dennos Museum in Traverse City, Michigan. It is showing in conjunction with the Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge exhibit which runs until March 5th. Please visit http://www.dennosmuseum.org/ for hours and directions. If you haven’t had a chance to see our remarkable 25′ long combination of photography and quilted textiles don’t miss this opportunity to experience it.
Ann and her husband, Steve have achieved three “firsts” at ArtPrize® this fall. First and foremost is Ann being the only artist to win the Grand Prize two times, second, Ann and Steve are the first collaborative team to be the winners and lastly, Steve is the first photographer to be awarded the Grand prize. Their 5 foot high by 25 foot long entry is titled “Northwood Awakening” and is created in a process they call PhotoFiber™, which is a mixed media of photography and textiles. The composition begins on the left as a actual photographic print but as the viewer moves to the right down the photo it gradually begins to transform into Ann’s quilted mosaic technique. The process is intended to trick the viewer into not being aware of the transition of photography as a literal medium and the interpretive medium of quilted fabric. The image itself represents the awakening of a beautiful Northern Michigan woods after winter just as the leaves pop out on the trees and the Trillium are in full blossom. It represents the renewal of growth and life in the world.