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Quilt National '13
The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery is excited to announce Quilt National '13, the upcoming 18th biennial juried exhibition of innovative art quilts produced by the Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center. Quilt National '13 will be open to the public from January 30 through April 13, 2014 and features an eclectic collection of never-before exhibited works from talented fiber artists from around the world.
Artists in the show include (Ohio artists in bold): Brooke Atherton, Billings, MT; Susan Brooks, Louisville, CO; Peggy Brown, Nashville, IN; Rachel Brumer, Seattle, WA; Marianne Burr, Coupeville, WA; Christine Chester, Great Britain; Sue Cunningham, Australia; Sheila Frampton-Cooper, Van Nuys, CA; Kate Gorman, Westerville, OH; Sandy Gregg, Cambridge, MA; Leslie A. Hall, Longboat Key, FL; Judy Hooworth, Morisset, Australia; Lisa Kijak, Irvine, CA; Paula Kovarik, Memphis, TN; Denise Linet, Brunswick, ME; Susan Lenz, Columbia, SC; Linda Levin, Wayland, MA; Eleanor McCain, Shalimar, FL; Miriam Nathan-Roberts, Berkeley, CA; Katie Pasquini Masopust, Santa Fe, NM; Mary Rowan Quinn, Albuquerque, NM; Luanne Rimel, Saint Louis, MO; Pam RuBert, Springfield, MO; Dinah Sargeant, Newhall, CA; Anne Smith, Great Britain; Lura Schwarz Smith, Coarsegold, CA; Kate Themel, Cheshire, CT; Martha Warshaw, Cincinnati, OH; Carol Watkins, Lafayette, CO; Kathy Weaver, Highland Park, IL; Marianne Williamson, Miami, FL; Kevin Womack, Forest, VA; and Marian Zielinski, Macon, GA.
The quilts in the collection reflect the artists' interest in using their medium to give voice to a concern for either the world at large the environmental and/or political issues addressed by the works or to express feelings relevant to the particular quilt maker's inner world. For many of today's quilt makers, the graphic and technical elements are the foundations which support the primary concern the content of the quilt's message.
Join the Riffe Gallery for the opening of Quilt National '13 on January 30, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Quilt National '13 director Kathleen M. Dawson will lead a tour of the exhibition on January 31, from noon to 1 p.m.
On Sunday, February 23, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., participate in a Free Family Workshop with quilter Kate Gorman. Many of the Quilt National '13 quilters narrate stories through their works of art. In this workshop, children ages 6-17 are invited to tell their own stories on a small quilt top through drawings, doodles and words. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring an inspirational photo of a special place, person or pet. Registration is required as space is limited; all children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online between January 30 and February 19, 2014.
Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Stitch together snippets of poetic phrases and metaphors into a narrative poem with guest poet and workshop leader Katie Daley. Surrounded by inspiring quilts from the United States and beyond, we will quilt poems out of the scraps of surprising language we find daily in our lives and imaginations. Register online between February 28 and April 8, 2014. Riffe Gallery educational offerings are sponsored by OAC's Arts Learning Program. For more information on Quilt National '13, contact Elizabeth Weinstein by email or at 614/728-4463.
Quilt National '13 opens to the public on Thursday, January 30 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please join Quilt National '13 director Kathleen M. Dawson for a tour of the exhibition on Friday, January 31 from noon to 1 p.m. For more information on Quilt National '13, contact Elizabeth Weinstein at 614/728-4463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 112-page, full color catalog of the exhibition is available for $25. Cash or a check made payable to the Ohio Arts Council accepted.
LOBBY EXHIBITION: Come to the Table, March 4-24, 2014. Toledo-based ProMedica, in collaboration with the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery, is presenting a free photo exhibition featuring photos taken by individuals facing hunger and food insecurity. These powerful images depict the joys and challenges experienced by one in five Ohio families who struggle to feed themselves nutritious meals. The exhibition is part of ProMedica's Come to the Table hunger-free community initiative to address hunger as a health issue both locally, regionally and nationally.
This exhibition is presented by the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery with media support from CD102.5, CityScene, Ohio Channel, Ohio Magazine, Time Warner Cable and WCBE 90.5FM.
Quilt National '13 is presented by the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery with media support from CD102.5, CityScene, Ohio Channel, Ohio Magazine, Time Warner Cable and WCBE 90.5 FM.
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Selections from Ohio University's Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection
Building upon an exhibition curated by Donald Robert, Ohio University Professor Emeritus of Art, Impressive Impressions will invite the viewer to not only understand the foundation of the permanent collection but also to reflect on the history of the medium of printmaking.
The Riffe Gallery will present over 50 contemporary prints created between the early 1960s and 2000. Artists included: Josef Albers, Terry Allen, Shusaku Arakawa, Jennifer Bartlett, Georg Baselitz, Richard Bosman, Harvey Breverman, John Buck, Javacheff Christo, Robert Cottingham, Sue Coe, Laddie John Dill, Leslie Dill, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, David Hockney, Yvonne Jacquette, Jasper Johns, Abner Jonas, Ellsworth Kelly, Karen Kunc, Sol Lewitt, David Ligare, Pam Longobardi, Mary Manusos, James Mcgarrel, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Mimmo Paladino, Philip Perlstein, Judy Pfaff, Robert Raucshenberg, Donald Roberts, James Rosenquist, Michael Rothenstein, Edward Ruscha, Lorna Simpson, Steven Sorma, Andrew J. Stasik, Pat Steir, Frank Stella, Wayne Theibaud, William Wiley and Melanie Yazzie.
On Thursday, June 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., join guest poet Paula Lambert for an hour of poetry readings followed by Open Mic. Please register for the event online between May 5 and June 2, 2014.
On Sunday, June 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., participate in a Free Family Workshop with members of Phoenix Rising Print Cooperative. Using the magic of printmaking, participants in the workshop will use their own drawings of people, houses and trees to print multiple images out of a single image. All supplies provided. Children ages 6 to 17 are welcome to participate with an adult companion. Registration is required as space is limited; all children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online between May 5 and May 28.
About the Riffe GalleryThe Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohios artists and the collections of the states museums and galleries. The Riffe Gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for the Government and the Arts, across from the Statehouse on High Street in Downtown Columbus. Please note: we do not accept proposals from individual artists. If you are interested in learning more about our exhibition process, e-mail Mary Gray, gallery director.
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