In conjunction with the upcoming "Florida In Fabric: Wish You Were Here!" juried quilt show, the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts will present Yvonne Porcella: Quilt Selections 1986 - 2012.
Yvonne Porcella will feature quilts from the artist’s recent retrospective at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, CA, as well as contemporary work inspired by the State of Florida. Founder and past President of the Board of Directors of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Porcella has taught and lectured throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, and Japan. Her quilts are in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
To celebrate opening day, Porcella will be presenting a free gallery tour at the Funk Center on Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m.