"This Inspired That" Open Door gallery.

“This Inspired That”

Open Door Gallery

Exhibition Dates: 4/6/19 – 5/3/19
Opening Reception: 4/6/19, 5-7 PM

“Dharma” Wet Felted 100 wool.

“Dharma” Wet Felted 100 wool.

Open Door Gallery is opening their doors to creative collaboration! This Inspired That invites selected community artists to hand-pick an Open Door artwork that sparks creative vision. They then use that spark to create a response piece, relating to the original through content, stylization, or subject matter. The two works are displayed side-by-side in an exhibition that highlights artistic admiration.

See “Dharma” side by side with Wallace Pecks piece “Aunt Ninny” here.



THREAD COUNT: THE INTERSECTION

OF MATHEMATICS AND FIBER ARTS

MAY 2 - JULY 6, 2019

Opening Reception May 2, 2019 5-7PM

Portrait of the Middle Child ©2013 29'' H x 37'' W  Materials: silk burlap, hand made Swedish lace, paper cotton, commercially produced lace, silk and pearl cotton thread

Portrait of the Middle Child
©2013 29'' H x 37'' W
Materials: silk burlap, hand made Swedish lace, paper cotton, commercially produced lace, silk and pearl cotton thread

Fiber arts have a deep connection to mathematics. Calculation and measurement are readily employed in constructing objects made of yarn, fabric, thread, reed, and the myriad of materials utilized by contemporary artists as they stitch, weave, and embellish. Thread Count is curated by Jane Black.

The following artists are featured in the exhibition: Deborah BewleySandra Palmer CiolinoJudy KahleAimee LeeJohn LefelhoczJanice Lessman-MossMigiwa Orimo, Christina Pereyma, Jessica PinskyIan RuffinoJudy RushPetra Soesemann, and Mary VanWassenhove.

Current and Future exhibitions

I will be showing my felted bowls at the Vanderelli Room’s “Let There Be Light”  show Curated by Aj Vanderelli Come see the light pour through my felted bowls!  The show opens Friday, February 8, 2019 7PM - 10PM The Vanderelli Room, 218 McDowell St. Columbus Ohio 43215. Come and see the light!

Three of my quilts have been selected for the show “Thread Count: The Intersection of Mathematics and Fiber Arts” Dates are not firm yet but it will open sometime in May and be up in the gallery until sometime in June. (May 2019- June 2019) The Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts, First Floor Lobby, 77 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414

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I am a featured artist in the new quilt book “Abstracts and Geometrics” by Martha Sielman. This book features several other quilt artists in addition to myself. It is so exciting to part of this project. The quilt “Waking Up” is touring right now with the Book. If you happen upon the show definitely check it out and report back!

 

Installations:

Visit my tile installation in the Hilton parking garage on Nationwide Blvd. Ground level on the wall opposite of Nationwide Blvd. You cannot miss it, a red background and bright yellow image! 350 North High Street, Columbus Ohio. Nationwide Blvd entrance to the garage. (the top image is a reproduction of the back of the work!)

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The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority has purchase the quilt used to make the image for the tiles in the Hyatt parking garage. You can find the original work by the second floor elevators at the High Street and Goodale Street lobby. (There is a giant electronic head in this lobby so you will know you have arrived at the right location.) Take the escalator up from the ground floor. You will find the work next to the elevator.