Trading Places Art Exhibit on Display

by Courtney Wheaton on September 5, 2013 at 7:45 am

Two local artists switch techniques for a new exhibit they like to call Trading Places.

Susan Stubbins and Susan Nash better known as The Two Susans have shared Studio 202 together on 3rd Street for the past ten years and now they have taken sharing a step further. Nash is primarily known for her quilt work, while Stubbins is known for her collages. The pair were inspired by each other and took a spin at each others craft for the project.

"I discovered that with quilting I really work with layers anyways. It was a pretty easy shift other than collages are paper and glue instead of thread and needle and fabric, but I still managed to get some thread needles and buttons into the collages too," said Nash.

Stubbins says that she has very little training in quilting and that there are major differences in the creation process.

"It’s more time consuming working with a quilt. It is a different thought process. It’s sort of more meditative a less spontaneous, " said Subbins.

Both artists made seven pieces in the other artists style and the public can view them on  the second floor of the John Mcintire  Library in the Carnegie Gallery or at this Friday’s First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 9 p.m.