Renee Fleuranges-Valdes’ Textile Art Exhibit opens at Penn Center

The Historic Penn Center, Inc. is proud to present an exquisite textile exhibit titled Coloring Your Life: Solo Textile Art by Renée Fleuranges-Valdes.Fleuranges-Valdes worked her craft for several years before she felt comfortable to attach the word “artist” to her name. As with many artists, she engaged in a variety of art forms before finding her voice. But over the last 20 years, quilting has become her passion.  Renée is known for her bright colored fabric and uses them to bring joy and movement to her work.

“I think quilting allows me to express a part of me that has been tucked away for so many years,” she says. “One of the things I learned early on was that I could define what a ‘quilt’ was to me.  I didn’t have to follow a pattern, I didn’t have to get permission to use the colors I liked, I didn’t even have to quilt about something I knew or did.”

Fleuranges-Valdes’ textile art has been displayed throughout the United States at
quilt shows and art galleries and included in many publications. She has won numerous awards for her work and has been a featured artist at quilt conventions, as well as to quilt guilds and fiber groups.

Her affiliations include: Pelham Quilters; Northern Star Quilt Guild; FiberArts North East (FANE); Studio Art Quilting Association (SAQA); EPIC Colorful Stitchers and The Return of the Bees Quilting Collective. Renée Fleuranges-Valdes holds a degree in Biology from Syracuse University, Utica College Campus.

The public is invited to meet the artist at an Opening Reception at 6:30 pm on Friday, August 19 at Penn Center’s York W. Bailey Museum on St. Helena Island. Preview the exhibit from August 4 – 19.

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