Bailey Contemporary Arts Center will present MODERN QUILT


The Bailey Contemporary Arts Center will present a unique exhibition curated by Kristin Beck. The works included in Highlight of Modern Quilting the modern approach of makers who use negative space, saturated colors and non-traditional blockwork outside of a traditional quilt grid. The opening will take place on Friday, April 1, 2022, during Old Town Untapped, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and the exhibition will continue until June 16, 2022. For more information,

“We are thrilled to present these abstract and vibrant works of art! said Phyllis Korab, Director of Cultural Affairs. “These creators are statement makers, rule breakers, and most importantly, storytellers.”

For this unusual exhibition, Beck has carefully selected a range of quilts by contemporary artists that depict a modern approach. The modern termgenerally associated with art in which traditions of the past have been abandoned in a spirit of experimentation, applies to those ordinary objects made extraordinary through new ideas, techniques and materials. The works reference issues of social justice and diversity through textiles sewn with thread and needle. The quilts are graphic, bold and improvised, featuring abstract shapes. The artists represented in the exhibit are active in the art world and use quilts as a creative medium in much the same way painters will use canvas.

Beck is a South Florida-based quilt maker, teacher, and multi-genre visual artist. “I make things with paper, fabric, paint, ink, etc. I make books by hand, sewing them by hand – beautiful studies of paper and texture. , and process I do paintings, mostly in acrylics on canvas, with layer upon layer of texture and color,” Beck said. She has created art in many forms since 1994, and is a published writer, photographer, and winner of two ADDYs (American Advertising Awards).

Modern Quilt also continues our springtime celebration of fabric and textile arts, which were featured in both Linking Strands at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Together: An Exhibition Celebrating African American Quilts at the Ali Cultural Arts Center. For more details on these exhibits, visit

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center is located at 41 NE 1st St., Pompano Beach, Florida

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday & Monday: CLOSED


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