What people are saying about “Salley Mavor: Bedtime Stitches”:
“It feels like your art is the antidote to, I don’t know, maybe most of the rest of the world.” – Martha Mary
“After our visit, my husband said it was the best day of 2020.” – Kathy
“The genius of Salley Mavor’s meticulously realized imaginative worlds is just what we need right now.” – Artscope Magazine
SALLEY MAVOR: BEDTIME STITCHES
A touring exhibition of original bas-relief embroidered illustrations by Salley Mavor for her new picture book, MY BED: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep around the World.
Sept. 11 – Dec. 19, 2020 at the Cahoon Museum, Cotuit, MA.
Feb. 28 – May 5, 2021, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, IL
Sept. 14 – Dec. 31, 2021, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
Jan. 22 – May 8, 2022, Upcountry History Museum, Greenville, SC
June – September 2022, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME
Fall 2022, Historical and Cultural Center of Clay County, Moorhead, MN
Feb. 1 – Apr. 30, 2023, Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, La Conner, WA
Additional locations will be added when they are confirmed.
This is a unique opportunity for the public to see Ms. Mavor’s actual hand-stitched artwork, which is photographed for reproduction in the book. My Bed was released in Sept. 2020 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co.
The collection of artwork takes the viewer on an international journey, showing where children sleep in varying cultures and living environments around the world. Along with the framed embroidered pieces, interpretive boards will give a background peek at the artist’s process. The exhibition is sure to appeal to families, school groups, quilt and needlework enthusiasts, as well as the general public.
This show is modeled after Salley Mavor’s successful 5 year touring exhibition of original illustrations from her award-winning book POCKETFUL OF POSIES, which was hosted by 20 venues around the United States from 2010 to 2015.
The first 2 1/2 years of the Salley Mavor: Bedtime Stitches exhibition is booked and openings are available beginning in June 2023. Inquiries from interested museums are welcome – please contact Salley for information about hosting the exhibit.
SALLEY MAVOR: Social Fabric
April 3 – Sept. 12, 2021
Upcountry History Museum, Greenville, SC
The exhibition will include “Displaced” and other pieces about migration and cultural diversity, as well as a selection of original artwork used to illustrate several of Salley Mavor’s children’s books. 15 pieces will be on display.
The Social Fabric exhibition will include Self Portrait: A Personal History of Fashion, which you can see set to a nostalgic soundtrack in this film.
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