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Sep 07 2023


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening Night Party – Lori Mason: A Life in Pattern Exhibit

The Opening Night Party at The Dalles Art Center is a free event and all are welcome. Lori Mason: A Life in Pattern is the September exhibit at The Dalles Art Center.
Lori Mason is a maker and a storyteller. The artist has worked steadfast and quietly for decades, exploring her craft and various mediums of textile art. Eventually, Mason found the deepest meaning and satisfaction in her work through creating memorial quilts for families to honor the passing of a loved one. The September exhibit, Lori Mason: A Life in Pattern invites is an invitation to see the breadth of this singular artist’s work.
The exhibit at The Dalles Art Center will display a selection of her work from her career, including images and text that illuminate her process. Another unique factor of the exhibit is the limited-edition Fat Quarter bundles of Mason’s fabrics that will be for sale. Since Mason’s fabrics are no longer for sale online nor through any retail channels this is a special offering for visitors of Lori Mason: A Life in Pattern at The Dalles Art Center.
Lori Mason, a textile artist living in Portland, Oregon, with family roots in Underwood, WA, is best known for creating beautiful memorial quilts from the clothing of people’s deceased loved ones. In between commissions, she concentrates on her studio quilts whose patterning is informed by her experience as a textile designer. Due to the personal nature of her memorial quilts, and because they go directly to people’s homes throughout the country and beyond, it is usually Lori’s studio work that makes it to the gallery wall. For the first time, Lori’s memorial quilts will be seen by the public in this exhibit.

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