Blair Treuer, Textile Artist
Blair Treuer’s textile exhibit “Portraits” opens tomorrow night (Friday) at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji and will be on display thru March. A collection of large-scale images depicting her nine children, her husband and herself, her work uses thousands of small pieces of fabric as her pallete. A kaleidoscope of color illuminating the spirit of each of her subjects, this dreamy, textural, visual experience of an exhibit was born from the unique spiritual journey of Blair and her family. Blair is a Scandinavian woman who is mother to nine native children in a home steeped in Ojibwe culture. Her innovative art tells her story and the story of those she loves the most.