Archive for September, 2012


Summer Blooms in Autumn

September 17, 2012
Art in the Parlor:  as days grow shorter and gardens fade, Summer Blooms in Autumn will grace the white stucco walls of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton, Massachusetts with brilliant color.  Six artists will share how they have captured summer flowers in perpetual bloom through photography, paints and textiles. 

Participating Artists

Carol Barry, paints

Ann Flaherty, textiles

Diana Levy King, textiles

Lori Murphy, photography

Ralph W. Staples, photography

Lisa Kearsley Cowling, photography

Curator:  Elizabeth Cole Sheehan



Reception:  September 30, 2012 12-2 pm, Public Welcome

Exhibit Dates:  September 9 to November 3, 2012

Gallery times: Tue – Fri 9am to 2 pm and Sunday 9:15 to 12:15 (whenever the church is open), and by appointment.

First Parish Unitarian Universalist-Canton

1508 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021



International Artist Collaboration Flows

September 2, 2012

ARTQUILTSrivers at TIQE 12
photo by Jan-Ru Wan

A few years back, I had the pleasure of getting to know Hsin-Chen Lin while returning her work from a PAQA-South exhibit.  We talked about organizing an exhibit with both members of Professional Art Quilters Alliance – South in the US and Taiwan Art Quilt Society in Taiwan, ROC.  ARTQUILTSrivers is the result of that conversation.

Comprised of twelve panels with a river visually flowing from one panel the next, ARTQUILTSrivers illustrates the natural flow of artful communication that takes place in all societies.  Each artist is celebrated for their unique point of view, yet they all show harmoniously together.

Congratulations to all the artists of ARTQUILTSrivers

Well done!

PAQA– South Members                                           TAQS Members

Mary Beth Bellah                                                        Lin Hsin-Chen

Christine Hager – Braun                                             Wang Li-Chun

Denny Webster                                                           Lin Mei-Hui

Eileen Williams                                                           Chuang Huei-Lan

Ann Flaherty                                                               Huang Ming-Mei

Christine Zoller                                                           Chen Yen-Chiu

Solace by Ann Flaherty
photo taken by Jan-Ru Wan

ARTQUILTSwater will show in conjunction with ARTQUILTSrivers January 4 – March 24, 2013 at Page Walker Arts & History Center, in Cary, North Carolina, USA.  Deadline to enter ARTQUILTSwater is October 5, 2012.  Please visit PAQA-South for prospectus and entry information.  Questions about both exhibits may be directed to

ARTQUILTSrivers exhibit schedule

August 11, 2012-September 7, 2012:  National Tainan Living Art Center, Tainan, Taiwan

September 22-October 29, 2012:  Taichung County Culture Center, Taichung, Taiwan

January 4-March 24, 2013:   Cary Arts Center, Cary, North Carolina

January 25, 2013:  Artist reception at Cary Arts Center, 6-8 pm, Public Welcome

Additional photos for ARTQUILTSrivers taken by Jan-Ru Wan are available on my Facebook page