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Diane Melms Exhibit, April 2024

Fiber artist Diane Melms exhibits “Thinking Outside the Block” at Bunnell Street Arts Center for the month of April. The exhibit opens on Friday, April 5, 2024 from 5-7pm with an artist talk at 6pm.

”Honoring tradition and seeking innovation, I strive to push the quilt form into new territory. With a firm foundation in traditional textiles, and an art and design background, I am inspired to use my technical skills and creative drive to invent new ways to express my ideas in cloth. In many ways, I have pushed myself to ‘think outside the block’ with both concept and technique.”

Diane Melms works in her home studio in Anchorage, Alaska. Inspired by a love for fabric, color and pattern, her artwork embodies a passion for manipulating formal design elements to create engaging abstract compositions. Working from a palette of her own hand-dyed and commercial cotton fabrics, she uses an improvisational method of cutting, arranging and sewing fabric pieces together as she builds her compositions organically on the design wall. She finishes each piece by adding layers of batting and backing and dense patterns of topstitching.

Bunnell Street Arts Center’s Visual Arts Exhibit program is funded by membership and business donations and supported by collectors from Homer, greater Alaska, and beyond. Visit Bunnell’s online store at The Visual Arts Exhibit program promotes community engagement and education about Alaska’s diverse artistic heritage while elevating Alaska’s artists and culture bearers with opportunities to explore their craft, culture and artistic innovations.


Diane Melms

Diane Melms Exhibit, March 2017

Artist Talk:   The vibrant textile constructions comprising COMPLEX CLOTH are sure to intrigue visitors at the Bunnell. Diane Melms textile art has been described as bold, colorful and contemporary.…

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