Sunday, October 17, 2021

Community Threads exhibit reception today

| October 1, 2021 1:00 AM

The Pend Oreille Arts Council will host a reception for the Community Threads exhibit today at the Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center.

Fiber art quilts by Terrie Kremer and Jan Stolz are on display. Visitors can enjoy an up-close look at the art, meet the artists, and tour the facility while enjoying a glass of complimentary wine.

If you have not been to SOAC, a University of Idaho extension, you are missing out on a hidden gem. Nestled near the base of Schweitzer on North Boyer Road, SOAC consists of a picturesque orchard and a top-notch facility. POAC president, Carol Deaner, saw an opportunity in the facility’s empty hallways for a visual arts exhibit.

SOAC Superintendent & Orchard Operations Manager Kyle Nagy enthusiastically supported the idea.

“I think that having the Pend Oreille Arts Council display local art at the Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center has been a win for everyone. Giving local artists a venue to display their work allows them to share their passion with community members. Everyone that walks through our doors has commented on the beautiful quilts on display. I have been blown away by the quality of the work and am excited for further collaborations between POAC and SOAC,” Nagy said in an email.

Jan Stolz and Terrie Kremer (2019 POAC Artist of the Year) have over 30 years of experience quilting. Both are active members of Sandpoint’s quilting community.

“Ultimately, I want viewers to see my passion in every piece. I want them to come in close to see those tiny details, especially in my art quilts. I want them to recognize that quilts are not just for covering your bed: Quilts are an art form, and this art form is ever-changing,” Kremer says in her artist bio.

Viewers will be impressed by the intricacies of design and the accuracy of execution. The substantial amount of time spent on each piece commands respect. Quilts are a perfect fit at the SOAC facility. Exposed cedar beams, stone masonry, and vintage cooking and farming tools are on display. Art quilts enhance the existing homestead aesthetic.

All are welcome this Friday from 5-7 p.m. at SOAC, 10881 North Boyer Rd. in Sandpoint. 

Information: POAC, or 208-263-6139