As a quilter, collector, and teacher, Mona Covington served as the Cedar Chest Quilters’ Guild President for two years and on the Utah State Quilt Guild board as a region representative for two years. She completed her appraisal training in May of 2005 through the Appraisal Program of the American Quilt Society. Covington currently maintains a library of relevant books pertaining to quilt history, pattern and textile research and appraisal information, and her personal collection includes quilts and tops dating from 1880 to the present.
Dr. Jacqualine Grant, Director of SUU’s Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History, has created a remarkable correlation between the quilts on exhibit in the Braithwaite Gallery and color in the animal kingdom. Her presentation, Color and Animal Communication, will use the color combinations in the quilts to explore how animals use color in their world to communicate and camouflage.
These workshops are part of the Saturday program series of SUU’s Everything in Between exhibition at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, which is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery and a sponsorship provided by the Cedar Chest Quilters. For more information about these events, please visit the gallery website at www.edu/pva/artgallery beginning in mid-September.
The Friends of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery is a non-profit group established in 1977, just one year after the Gallery was opened on the Southern Utah University campus. For nearly 35 years the Friends have helped enrich lives through their sponsorship of world-class exhibitions and outstanding arts education programs. Each year Friends'-supported exhibitions attract legions of art lovers from throughout the intermountain west. In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits exhibition saw a record number of attendees from throughout the region. Other Friends' supported exhibitions seen in recent years at the Braithwaite supported by the Friends include Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos, Chihuly Baskets, Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991 and Jim Jones: Recent Paintings. All of these exhibitions were free to the general public. For more information call (435) 586-5432