Tabor art professor exhibits in France

A random-stitch work created by Shin-hee Chin, professor of art at Tabor College, was among 38 works selected for exhibition at the Carrefour European Patchwork contest at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace Lorraine, France, Sept. 13-16.

During the European Patchwork Meeting, 24,000 people visited the show, which carried the theme, “In the Course of the Season.”

Chin titled her work, “Everything Beautiful in Her Time.”

“Life is always in change, like a clock or a color wheel,” Chin said of her 35-inch by 47-inch work of art. “We go through various life stages. The four seasons is used to portray the four cycles of change in a woman’s life. There is a season for everything and everything is beautiful in her time.”

After the initial show, the 38 works, including Chin’s, will be displayed in a traveling show at galleries in major cities of Europe, including Paris (France), Prague (Czech-Republic), Vicenze (Italy), Girona (Spain), Vijfhuizen (Netherlands) and the Quilt Festival in Houston.

Earlier in summer, Chin visited China June 15-July 1 to participate in a joint conference hosted by the Nagel Institute: “Matter & Spirit: A Seminar on Contemporary Chinese Art and Society.”

“I was one of the 11 American artists who teach arts at Christian universities alongside 11 artists and art critics from across China,” she said. “We spent two weeks together, visiting artists’ studios, universities, galleries and museums across Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai.”

An exhibition of new work created by each of the artists in response to the seminar theme will premier in 2019, and then travel to more than 20 institutions internationally over the next five to six years.