Jim Hay

Come See What Jim Hay Sees

Takasaki Takashimaya Gallery 5F, 5/02-09, 10-7 PM
Saturday and Sunday until 7:30, last day until 2 PM, (027) 330-3956

Jim Hay’s unconventional cloth collage artworks travel to exhibitions on four continents and are featured in Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric, an internationally published book and traveling exhibition in Europe and America that comes to Tokyo in October.

“Fish & Chips”, Original Category First Place Award at the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2018. jimhay©2017

“Fish & Chips” harkens back to Jim Hay’s childhood in Livonia, Michigan, when he and younger brother Bob went with their Mother and Dad to “Highlands Fish & Chips” restaurant. All the staff members were from Scotland and had red hair just like Jim Hay. He loved that place.

“Motorcycopath” premieres at Takashimaya Gallery before traveling to Houston, Texas.
“Hay Meets Röntgen” comes home after successful 2014-17 travel to USA shows.

“World’s First FruitCar BANANA Boat Races on WATER”, Detroit River 1954 jimhay©2017

Traveling in Turmoil Exhibition

Turmoil is defined as a state of great disturbance, confusion or uncertainty. It can be personal and internal, societal or natural. Turmoil & the sister show, Tranquility currently are scheduled to travel to 10 venues where they will be viewed by an estimated 200,000 people on three continents.

1953 Popcorn
Turmoil In Hiding
My little brother was 8 when he saw his first scary movie. He ate some popcorn. Suddenly Martian war machines fired straight at him. His eyes opened wide. Hands flew up. Popcorn filled the air becoming parachutes landing on the people behind us.
Bob Falconer Hay died of AIDS before we could spend old age together. All I have is the popcorn.
Whether personal political racial sexual or spiritual
turmoil often hides behind a facade
of carefully constructed
Without outlets of expression
turmoil escalates toward
See more details of the works.
The current travel schedule is listed below.
Already traveled to Houston, Chicago, Birmingham, England and Texas Quilt Museum. Coming soon to:
Australasian Quilt Convention – Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, Australia: April 5-8, 2018
Stitches & Craft Show – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Australia: June 8-10, 2018
Craft & Quilt Fair – Canberra, Australia: August 2-12, 2018
Stitches & Craft Show- Newcastle, Australia: August 16-19, 2018
Craft & Quilt Fair – Adelaide Showground, Wayville, Australia: September 19-22, 2018
Grants Pass Museum of Art- Grants Pass, Oregon, United States: June – July 2019
For more information about this traveling show see the SAQA site.
I can be serious or playful, thoughtful or lighthearted.
I seek truth or spin tales. I generate history, fantasy, even mystery.
All with cloth. That is amazing.
Snack and Beer JHAY 2016
Snack and a Beer

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Last updated on 23 Apr, 2018