From Washington State to New Jersey: Fabulous Art Quilts

Beginning on Saturday, July 13, the Earlville Opera House Arts Center will open its galleries with the amazing fiber art of six nationally- and internationally-exhibited, award-winning quilters:  Erika Carter (Renton, WA), Kevan Lunney (East Brunswick, NJ), K. Velis Turan (Earlton, NY), Pat Pauly (Rochester, NY), Marcia Eygabroat (Canandaigua, NY), and Erin Wilson (Brooklyn, NY).  All six women are multi-talented with diverse backgrounds from dance to fashion design. 

See the amazing work of six contemporary quilt artists exploring the cutting edge of quilt art.

See the amazing work of six contemporary quilt artists exploring the cutting edge of quilt art.

Carter has authored a book on quilting art and has shown her work in Sweden, Germany, Japan, Iceland, and Peru.  At age 9, Lunney first began sewing and by high school she was making all her own clothes.  Her quilts have been exhibited in France, Africa, and Russia.  Velis Turan’s quilts involve silk screening, fabric painting, and photo transfers.  Pauly teaches workshops and is a frequent consultant for designing and curating textile exhibitions throughout the US.  Eygabroat uses digital photography and fabric “puzzle pieces” to create architectural details rarely seen in fabric.  Wilson earned a BFA at Juilliard, performed for 8 years, and then turned to fabric.  She now exhibits her quilts nationally (with an upcoming show in Japan this November) and does extensive custom sewing for the interior design industry.

Erika Carter is an award-winning art quilter whose evocative wall quilts have been exhibited throughout the United States and in Sweden, Germany, and Japan.

Erika Carter is an award-winning art quilter whose evocative wall quilts have been exhibited throughout the United States and in Sweden, Germany, and Japan.

This beautiful contemporary quilt artwork will be on exhibit at EOH from July 13 through August 3 in the East Gallery with the Celebration of Regional Quilts Show that runs the same dates featuring the wealth of quilt talent in central New York in the West Gallery.

A community reception for the Quilts is on Saturday, July 20, will be held from 12 – 3 pm, with ICE CREAM (as long as it lasts) and KidsART Activities as part of Earlville Community Days – here is a full schedule of Earlville Days Events. 

At the Opera House, we are making this gallery reception fun for the whole family!  KidsART Activities during the reception at the EOH will include the Special Effects Make Up workshop from 12:30-1:30 (please sign up – maximum 10):  Learn how to become your favorite animal! Learn TV and Movie character basics: tiger, butterfly, cat dog, snake, Spiderman, Skull, Flowers & more.

Then from 1:30 to 3pm Face painting designs! KIds choose from designs/ painted by Make Up Artist Caleigh Tuttle. (Just come in – no need to sign up)

Both are free events at the Earlville Awesome House for 7/20 Earlville Community Days as part of the 7/20 Quilt Art Openings from 12-3pm.

The EOH galleries are located at 18 East Main Street in Earlville, and gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday (10 am – 5 pm) and Saturdays (Noon – 3 pm).  For more information, call 315-691-3550 or go online at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com.  

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