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Paula Kovarik - The Thread Connects

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O Say Can You See, fiber, 62" x 30"x 10"

Dec. 5, 2016 - Feb. 26, 2017

Art Case, A/B Concourse Waiting Lounge

Paula Kovarik earned a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She ran a successful graphic design business for 25 years. Her art is largely self-taught and has been recognized by several national venues. She lives and works in Memphis, Tenn. National juried shows include: Quilt National, Quilts = Art = Quilts, ArtQuilt Elements, Excellence in Fibers sponsored by FiberArt Now and ArtPrize 2015 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Awards include: the Award of Excellence at Quilt National 2013 and Best in Show in the Excellence in Fibers exhibit of 2015. She has been profiled by American Craft Magazine, FiberArt Now, and Art Quilting Studio magazines. An upcoming book will also feature her work: Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric.

About The Thread Connects
Kovarik states, “I make art with thread and fabric. Stitching is an extension of my thoughts through my hands. It is a slow art, textural and multi-layered. I am sensitive to surprises, allowing the stitched drawings to tell me more than I think I know. I maintain an online journal that charts my path and focuses on the challenges and processes I learn doing this work. Surrounded by inspirations, I am awed by the mystery and eager to create. I multitask, dream in code, read with urgency and play with intent. Most days, I am breathless.”

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