Artist Joan Schulze Lecture

Artist Joan Schulze Lecture

Friday, June 3, 2022

5:30 p.m.

Free First Friday

The International Quilt Museum presents a lecture by California artist Joan Schulze: “Past and Future—the Art of Joan Schulze,” in which the artist will share her experimental approach to artmaking. She states:

“To make clear, meaningful art has always been my ultimate goal. I followed a path of mostly my own making, learning what I needed and incorporating these skills into my artistic expression. This requires experimentation—giving myself permission to follow an unfamiliar path while stilling the interior voices that do not like change. Each new beginning holds the promise of a more coherent way of making an idea visible. My artistic challenge has been to listen to the new questions and to keep seeking answers. I will know where I am going when I get there.” (2018, As told to Kai Liang, Tsinghua University, Beijing China)

Joan has gained international prominence in the fiber arts as a studio artist, teacher, lecturer and juror. She is both visual artist and lyrical poet. She creates experimental and groundbreaking work in the quilt medium, using collage as the basis of her practice. The Fresno Art Museum (California) and the Council of 100 named Joan Schulze the Distinguished Woman Artist for 2017.