Biography Of Caryl Bryer Fallert Gentry : 40 Years Of Color, Light, And Motion

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light, & Motion

Ms. Fallert-Gentry has been a creative soul her entire life. She put it to serious use in school; receiving her degrees and formal training at Wheaton College as well as Illinois State University, College of DuPage, and the University of Wisconsin. But in 1982 she found that quilting provided the best medium as an outlet for her creativity. On generous loan from the artist one can view several masterful pieces at the University of Mississippi Museum. The UM Museum possesses a reputation for hosting exhibits of all types of artwork, from sculptures to paintings, and all are quite carefully chosen for display.
Along the winding, well-lit passage ways, the exhibit aptly named "40 Years of Color, Light, & Motion" nearly bursts from the walls in a riot of shapes, textures, and hues. The curator, the artist herself, chose a wide range of pieces in her collection, arranging them by taking into account the size of the quilt versus the size of the hallway in which they would be displayed so that viewers would have room enough to fully view and enjoy the pieces without having to strain your neck or eyes in order to enjoy the works of art. No one quilt is less beautiful than the other, and Ms. Fallert-Gentry is quite accurate in her Artists Statement, found on, that her pieces intend to "engage the spirit and emotions of the viewer, evoking a sense of mystery, excitement, or joy."
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