In The Gallery at First Parish September 19, 2008 - October 30, 2008
About the Artist:
After majoring in Visual and Environmental Studies at Radcliffe College, she went on the medical school and her ongoing career as a psychiatrist. In medical school her anatomy partner introduced her to quilts on a trip to Amish country in Charm, Ohio. She started by making quilted potholders (a skill she continues to teach at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church), and over the years has made many quilts for friends and family. She created the genome quilt concept in 2001, inspired by the work of Anni Albers and the Human Genome Project.
Dr. St. Clair’s quilts have been exhibited at the Quilters’ Gathering 2003 and 2007 in Nashua, NH, the Lowell Quilt Festival 2004 in Lowell, MA, and the International Quilt Festival 2005 in Houston, TX. She recently completed a commissioned quilt for Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA.
Her exhibit, “Beautiful Genome”, at the First Parish Church in Weston from September 19 October 30, 2008 will feature several genome quilts and liturgical stoles. For more information about Beverly St. Clair’s work, visit her website at www.genomequilts.com
About the Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish
The Gallery At First Parish opened September 17, 2000.
On September 13, 2011, the Standing Committee voted to name the Gallery in
honor of its founder,
Its purpose, as described by the founders:
The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the
Mary Jo Rines
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