Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 2814 About the Artist Brooke Atherton is a nationally recognized textile artist whose art quilts and mixed media works build community and tell stories. Atherton grew up in Ohio and earned a BFA from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. She decided she needed “more real life, not more theory” and embarked on a search for knowledge and experience; in the years that followed she worked as a video and performance artist, and was the artist-in-residence at an archaeological site. Atherton settled in Billings, MT, fifteen years ago where she works in an Arts in Medicine program at Billings Clinic Cancer Center. Atherton also taught at the Montana Women’s Prison as well as the Yellowstone Art Museum, and has organized several community art projects in Billings. Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and fiber art shows in the United States and England, including Quilt Visions in San Diego. She is the Montana and Idaho representative for Studio Art Quilt Associates and has exhibited in several traveling SAQA shows. About the Artist's Work Atherton’s art quilts are built up in layers of silk, cotton, and wool from canvas backings. She manipulates the fabric by ripping, burning, and rusting; these non-traditional methods represent the effects of elemental forces such as fire and water, which she then fuses and stitches extensively. Atherton collects artifacts on walks about town and camping trips in the mountains which she incorporates into her fiber art. Her art is a visual record of her life and journey across the North American West. Many works function as intimate personal libraries, calendars, maps, and measuring devices that relate to specific stories and events, with underlying themes of passage through time and space, and meaning built through repetition. She also draws inspiration from the journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition and Victorian daybook ledgers. Macy’sPresents Walter GropiusMasterArtist Brooke Atherton, Maps & Measures Exhibition: July 9 - September 11, 2016 Public Presentation: September 8, 2016, at 7 p.m. Workshop titled Crossing Media: Art of the Mix will take place September 9-11, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This workshop will focus on the stories you tell and how you tell them; you will layer, collage, and stitch a book or wall hanging (your choice) that is a record of our explorations in adding color, texture, and meaning to fabric, paper, and found objects. Brooke Atherton, Twenty Feet Deep (Detail), 2006. Fiber mixed media on canvas; 17"W x 258"H. Photo credit: Photographic Solutions, Billings, MT Walter Gropius Masters Workshops The Walter Gropius Master Artist Series is funded through the generosity of the Estate of Roxanna Y. Booth, who wished to assist in the development of an art education program in accordance with the propos- als of Walter Gropius, who designed the Museum’s Gropius Addition, as well as the Gropius Studios. The Museum is indebted to Roxanna Y. Booth’s son, Alex Booth, for his participation in the concept develop- ment of the Gropius Master Artists Workshops. Workshop fees – Workshop fee per person per workshop is $325 for non-members; $275 for Museum Members; $250 for teachers; & $200 for students. Meet-and-greet, first-day breakfast and daily lunch in- cluded in the workshop fee. The number of workshop participants is limited. How to enroll – Registration must be received at least 3 days in advance of the class starting date. All checks should be made to the Huntington Museum of Art. Most major credit cards are accepted by fax, phone, mail or in person or register online. Send payment to: Huntington Museum of Art Education Classes, 2033 Mc- Coy Road, Huntington, WV 25701. For more information, visit or call Museum Educator George Lanham at (304) 529-2701, ext. 311. HMA is fully accessible.