The Falmouth Art Center is featuring landscape quilts by Sue Colozzi in the Sigel Gallery from Saturday, April 1, through April 30. All of the scenes featured in “Local Landscapes: Quilts by Sue Colozzi” are favorite locations on the Cape, most of them in Falmouth.
Ms. Colozzi is a Boston-area fiber artist who specializes in detailed landscape quilts. She uses her fiber skills to portray these scenes as quilts, combining the textures and patterns of fabric along with stitching to form the buildings, flora, and seascapes.
Ms. Colozzi’s quilts are inspired by the photographs she takes. One of her favorite places to take pictures is along the bike path, as she considers it easy to take photograph from a variety of angles there and the scenery is beautiful throughout the year.
Once Ms. Colozzi photographs a location she challenges herself to recreate it using fiber. She combines a variety of sewing techniques and materials to achieve a realistic look within a quilt. For instance, she might portray grass with multi-color layers of straight stitches or simulate water by overlaying several shades of shimmering organza.
A resident of both Reading and North Falmouth, Ms. Colozzi has exhibited her quilts in local art festivals and national shows. Her work has appeared in juried exhibits at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, and the New England Quilt Museum show, “Images.” She regularly exhibits her quilts at the Falmouth Art Center and often teaches a landscape quilting workshop there.
The show’s opening reception will be Friday, April 7, from 4 to 6 PM. It is open to the public. The Falmouth Art Center is at 137 Gifford Street.