"Jill Kyong: But Where I Am Now"

January 11 - March 8, 2024

Second Floor Galleries

Jill Kyong, Ascension

Jill Kyong, born in South Korea, was adopted by a family in northern Minnesota. Her work focuses on elements that sometimes seem absent from American society: personal connections, beauty, and the purity of nature.

In this show, some work is inspired by challenging current events, but rather than dwelling on the atrocities, Jill strives to show moments of human connection, portraying the potential for beauty and peace that arises when people still have hope. Other pieces invoke places she has traveled, including sites in the Pacific Northwest. Jill’s abstracted depictions of nature may seem like simple geometric compositions, but they are grounded in her careful observation of the world.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Artist Talk with Jill Kyong: Thursday, February 15, 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Primal Forces: Wind (SAQA Global Exhibition)

An exhibit by Studio Art Quilt Associate 

February 8, 2024 - April 26, 2024

Main Galleries - First Floor

Winds of Change

"Primal Forces: Wind" is the second in a three-part series of Primal Forces exhibitions (Earth, Wind, Fire) premiering at the National Quilt Museum. This exhibition features nearly forty art quilts depicting the subject in diverse and innovative ways.

Wind is the movement of air; you cannot see it or hold it in your hand, but it provides a powerful source of energy essential to our planet. From a light breeze to natural hazards like hurricanes or tornadoes, wind transforms life daily. 

This exhibition was created by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc (SAQA), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: "a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure."

Contact Information

Center for Arts & History

Center for Arts & History

415 Main Street

Lewiston, ID 83501

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