Storytelling textile art in Davis
This one’s dedicated to all the kids out there: chickens wearing cowboy boots, a pie-baking donkey, dancing mice. The exhibit’s called Heart-Felt, textile works by Terry Busse and Jan Schubert. Busse’s quilted fabric panels of cartoonish creatures are paired with four-line poems, like “I Get to Drive Next,” which verbally and visually displays two jubilant canines engaging in grand-theft-auto joyriding while their family is away.
Schubert’s work is whimsical, too. Using needle felt (sculpting with fleece), she’s created a series of framed tableaus illustrating the life cycle of sunflowers. The contrasting typed text of the story distractingly sits in the midst of the organic fibers.
Younger kids will enjoy the work, and parents may experience some “precious moments,” as one mother wrote in the guestbook. And ’rents, how about stopping at the wicked playground right outside the building afterward? Pleeease? Davis Art Center’s Tsao Gallery, 1919 F Street; (530) 756-4100; www.davisartcenter.org. Today, August 28, is the last day to catch this show, so do it for the children.