Using personal ephemera, Johnquest explores her history through the collection of things, art, and writings in this room-sized collage.
Also known as the BannerQueen, Amy Johnquest has created commissioned art work worldwide for folks and notables such as; Bruce Springsteen, Disney Magazine, Applegate Farms and others. She has been involved locally with many art based projects including creating the scenic art for “Truth”, the folk opera about Sojourner Truth; Site specific installations for MIFA’s Victory Theatre, as well as the Paper City Studios themed exhibitions, and Open Square’s “Arts of the Valley” in Holyoke. Selected exhibitions (from 2011 to present) include “Art of the Side Show”, at Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, FL.; “X Marks The Spot”, an outdoor installation in collaboration with Sally Curcio and Anne LaPrade Sueth at DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY; “Ride The Big One”, at the Wisteriahurst Museum Gallery in Holyoke, MA; “Fun Spot”, a site specific installation at The Eagle Hill Cultural Center in Hardwick, MA. This summer look for “A Prize Every Time” collaborative installation at APE in Northampton. A resident of the Flats in Holyoke she is also is the director of the Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College.