TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 8, 2014) – The Tallahassee
Community College Fine Art Gallery is hosting Valerie S. Goodwin’s Art Quilt Maps exhibit from January 9
through February 13. To celebrate the opening of the exhibit, the gallery will
feature a reception Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Goodwin is an associate professor of architecture at Florida
Agricultural & Mechanical University. As an artist, she creates fiber art
inspired by realistic and abstract imagery of maps.
"As a child I loved maps, spending hours poring over
them, intrigued by their beauty. Later, I noted how architects and other design
professionals use ‘maps’ to communicate information to contractors, clients and
the public. As a result, my work shows my passion for the language of
architecture and cartography," said Goodwin.
Goodwin is an outstanding designer who incorporates her life
experiences, her rich educational background, her immense talent and her gentle
humanity into works of art that are not only beautiful but also speak to the
heart and soul of her patrons. In Goodwin’s work, warm summers spent in rural
Alabama with loving grandparents blend with architectural degrees from Yale and
prestigious Washington University in St. Louis. She is an accomplished
architect and professor in her chosen field who combines the needle and thread
with traditional fine arts media to produce twenty-first century works of
art. She has woven many life experiences
and passions into her unique art work.
The TCC Fine Art Gallery is open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. Admission is free. The Fine Art Gallery is located in
the Fine & Performing Arts Center at Tallahassee Community College.