“Eye Candy: Crazy Quilts,” an exhibit of quilts and other fabrics both historic and modern is open in the Laura H. Miles Gallery at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, 2240 North Shore Dr., Wayzata.

The exhibit is open to the public at no cost and runs through Friday, Oct. 24. The exhibit and art center are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week with extended hours until 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The quilts selected for “Eye Candy: Crazy Quilts” come from Illinois, Iowa, Wyoming and Minnesota. The exhibit is curated by Gail Bakkom, who is best known for her work as costume director and designer for 30 years with the Minnesota Opera. Bakkom has curated two other quilt exhibitions at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts: “Star Power” in 2010 and “A Quilt Dialog - Antique to Modern” in 2008.

“Our quilt exhibits have been some of our most popular gallery shows in recent years, which speaks to the tremendous interest in this art form,” says Roxanne Heaton, executive director of the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. “We are delighted and very fortunate to welcome Ms. Bakkom back to curate this show.”

“Eye Candy: Crazy Quilts” is sponsored by the Minnesota Quilt Project, a standing committee of Minnesota Quilters, Inc., a nonprofit formed in 1978 to promote quilting and to identify and document quilts both privately and publicly held that have a Minnesota connection.

For more information, visit minnetonkaarts.org.

Contact Jason Jenkins at jason.jenkins@ecm-inc.com


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