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Area quilter featured in Casper art museum

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports

The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper will open three exhibitions Friday, Sept. 28, one of which will feature Riverton quilter Marta Amundson.

Marta Amundson: Seven Cattle Guards from Civilization: Art Quilts from the Wyoming Frontier will be open until Jan. 6, 2013.

Amundson is recognized nationally and internationally for her innovative and contemporary quilts. For the past 30 years, Amundson has used the fiber medium to express her views and opinions of how she sees the world in its ever-changing manifestations.

She is a master quilter, using many different techniques to service her overall creative vision. The subject matter of her quilts ranges from decorative designs to Buddhism, global affairs, endangered species, nature, health care in America and feminism as well as personal obsessions and family. As with any artist, her quilts, technique, subject matter and style are personal to her and reflect her views of how she sees the world from her corner of Wyoming.

Amundson was introduced to quilting when she was 20 by her grandmother. Her quilts are uniquely contemporary in her use of dynamic colors, bold designs and innovative techniques. She uses photography and the computer as part of her process. Sometimes the creating of a quilt can take months of planning and execution.

All exhibitions are supported in part by the Wyoming Arts Council, The McMurry Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming Community Foundation.

Opening reception

The NIC will host a free opening reception for its newest exhibitions Sept. 28.

The reception will begin at 6 p.m. with a "members-only" preview with artist lectures by Amundson and Justin Hayward.

The reception opens to the general public at 7 p.m. and will feature heavy appetizers by Plated Catering and a cash bar.

For more information, call the museum at 235-5247.

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