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Washington, Dec 21 (Canadian-Media): Following an August 2016 display in observance of the centennial of the National Park Service Organic Act (64 Stat. 408), establishing the National Park Service, the Science and Business Reading Room of Library of Congress (LoC) will highlight its winter reading room display, Inspired by the National Parks: Park Vistas, Plants, Animals and Fiber Art Quilts for two days Tues, Jan 7, and Wed, Jan 8, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., LoC reports said.
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Sixty fabric art quilts depicting scenes from our National Parks and some of their plant and animal inhabitants will be hosted by the reading room for these two days only.
In recognition of the celebration of the centennial of their designation by Congress as National Parks, three National Parks: the iconic Grand Canyon, as well as Acadia, and Zion National Parks and all of the national parks, our display would pairs books from the library’s general collections featuring the landscapes, flora, and fauna of the parks with images of fabric art quilts similarly inspired and drawn from the book, Inspired by the National Parks, their Landscapes and Wildlife in Fabric Perspectives (Schiffer Pub. Ltd., 2016).
Scenes from the parks, highlighted by just three fabric art quilts were depicted by the display from these three National Parks and featured material from the general collections, as well as reproductions from the U.S. Post Office 1934 National Parks stamp issue.
The quilts included with this post, from left to right, are “Aspen” by Nancy L. Evans, of Jeffersonton, VA; “Glacier National Park: Lake Josephine” by Nicki Allen, of Springfield, VA; and “Singing Vole” by Joyce L. Carrier of Purcellville, VA; and are used with permission. Image credit: Library of Congress
An extensive and growing database of the of highly talented fiber artists from both the United States and throughout the world has been maintained by the Author Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto, and periodically invites display for work inspired by the National Parks.
Books from LoC's general collections will be on display from Dec 16th 2019 through Jan 24th, 2020.
LoC, the world’s largest library and the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, offers access to the creative record of the United States, and from around the world, both on-site and online.