2:00 pm

Laura Petrovich-Cheney: “From Threads to Sawdust”

_0001_cheneyLaura Petrovich-Cheney is a contemporary sculptor, woodworker and artist who creates wall mounted quilts out of salvaged wood. Inspired by the destruction and loss caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Laura collects pieces of wrecked homes in order to piece them – and people’s memories – together in a new way. In this heartwarming presentation, Laura shares her personal history as a self taught, novice teenage quilter and how her career in the fashion world, experience as an art educator, and ultimately, a devastating hurricane provided the unexpected inspiration for her wood quilts. This lecture complements the NEQM’s exhibition, Wood Quilts: Works by Laura Petrovich-Cheney, on view October 6 through December 31, 2021. Audience members will receive free admission to examine the exhibit.