Monday, September 27, 2010

Quilt Artist, Rachel Clark, coming to Tennessee

"Utterly Blue" by Rachel Clark
Contemporary quilter and folk artist, Rachel Clark, is coming to Tennessee this fall. Rachel will be the featured presenter at the Tennessee Presents Textiles wearable art show and sale, scheduled for November 13, 2010 in Vonore, Tennessee.

Rachel Clark is a contemporary fabric artist, a teacher, lecturer and pattern designer who has been creating wearable art since 1990. Her work has been featured in many one-woman shows, in galleries, in Threads magazine, on HGTV's Simply Quilts and on The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson. She has been a five-time invited artist at the Houston International Quilt Festival fashion show, beginning with the Fairfield Show and then the Bernina Fashion Show.

Tennessee Presents Textiles, now in its seventh year, is a unique runway style show featuring the work of some of the southeast's finest fiber artists. The theme of this year's show is "The Power of the Pocket" with a special Challenge exhibit by the same name. The fashion runway show highlights one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces elegantly presented by professional models, giving viewers an up-close look at handmade jackets, accessories, bags, belts and a variety of other sensational creations.

Tickets for this full-day event are now on sale through the Monroe Area Council for the Arts. (Advance purchase is required.) The day's program will consist of a lecture and trunk show by Rachel Clark, lunch, and an afternoon runway show and sale. It will be held at Tellico West Conference Center at Grand Vista Hotel and Suites in Vonore, TN.

Plan a day of fashion, food, shopping and fun—just in time for the upcoming holiday gift-giving season. Tennessee Presents Textiles—it's art and entertainment wrapped up in one unique experience!

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