Jeanne Beck, who has been guiding us through Terry Barrett’s Interpreting Art will return with Chapter VI on October 31, Halloween. Presumably we won’t find it too frightening.
Ragged Cloth, the Blog has been operating since late January of this year; we’ve had faithful contributors and commentators and lots of important art has become part of our collective psyches.
So, on this Sunday when there is no formal post prepared, I want to do two things. First I need to say a big thank you to those writers who have been posting so regularly. Writing a blog entry that has some depth and impact is much more difficult than commenting, so I quickly discovered, a bit to my chagrin. So to all the contributors listed below many many thanks.
- Clairan Ferrono,
- Eileen Doughty,
- Jane Davila,
- Jeanne Beck,
- Kristin Freeman
- Mandi Ballard,
- Pat Blacha Shaer,
- Sandy Wagner,
- Terry Grant,
The second thing I want to do is check in with the readers (some of whom are also the writers). What topics would you like to see covered here? Do you want more art history from the 19th and previous centuries? Would you like to see more art from other countries? More quilt art from other countries? More about the history of quilted art? More about what quilted and other fine arts have in common and where they might separate? What about the great discussion between Michael James and Lorre Weidlich that occurred in the early and late nineties over the definition of art as it applied to quilted and textile art?
These are brainstorming ideas from June’s head. I’m sure that others have more and better ones. So please, write a comment and tell the group what you would like to see come up for discussion here at the Cafe.
And just for your edification (and because I’ve resized it), here’s one of my favorite works of art: