Three exquisite art quilt exhibits by quilters from across the country and Central New York will be on display from July 12 – August 30, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 19, 10am-3 pm, in conjunction with Earlville Community Days.
In the Arts Café Gallery, Morrisville quilt artist and past chair of the NYS Quilters Consortium Norma Lamb will present “The Road Less Traveled” with quilts that explore the theme of Robert Frost’s famous poem “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
The Regional Quilt Celebration, “Quilts and Neighbors” highlighting Central New York’s rich quilting culture, will occupy the West Gallery, and includes these local quilt artists Kathy Meek, Elaine Schwan, Carolyn Raimy, Joyce Lawson, Lorane Burchill, Teresa Blenis, Dea Casstevens, Dea Casstevens, Chris Kielar, Barbara Hipsley, and Gail Strout.
The 12th Annual Contemporary Art Quilts exhibition will be in the East Gallery with award-winning quilts from six nationally- and internationally-recognized quilters.
These six quilt artists from across the country have come together for a fabulous show that documents cutting edge quilt techniques and design.
Deborah Bein, Poughkeepsie, NY (http://www.deborahbein.com/) creates textile collages that are often political, addressing such issues as the controversy over hydrofracking, the “shabby” way our elected officials in Washington conduct themselves, and the decline of “our honorable democratic ideals – torn, tarnished and trampled by a partisan Congress.”
Kathy Weaver, Highland Park, IL (http://www.kweaverarts.com/) airbrushes paintings on bridal satin, then embroiders and quilts the work. Trained as a painter, Weaver’s early work was also political. “Guns Are Us,” a series of three quilts portraying handgun violence in Chicago, is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.
Betty Busby, Albuquerque, NM (www.bbusbyarts.com) is a published fiber artist and teacher and maintains a busy exhibition schedule nationally and internationally.
After careers as a teacher and psychologist, the quilts of Karen Kamenetzky, Brattleboro, VT (www.karenkamenetzky.com) have been juried into many national shows and have hung in the American Embassy in East Timor as part of the Art in Embassies Program.
Winner of the McCarthy Memorial Award in 2009 and the 2010 Award for Machine Workmanship, Paula Kovarik, Memphis, TN (http://www.paulakovarik.com/) became a designer because it’s “the one career that forces you to keep on learning.” She has exhibited her work nationally, and her quilts have appeared in “The Best of Contemporary Quilts” in 2009 and 2011.
A native New Yorker, with a BFA from Pratt Institute and MA from New York University, Eileen Lanterborn, Kennett Square, PA (www.eileenlauterborn.com) was an art teacher and painter before she became an art quilter. Her work has been shown at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Stanford University, Bennington Center for the Arts, South Carolina State Museum, the Quilt National, and the International Quilt Festival.
EOH Galleries are located at 18 East Main Street in Earlville. Gallery hours are Tues-Fri (10am-5pm), Saturday (12-3pm). For more information, call 315-691-3550 or go online at earlvilleoperahouse.com.
Come for the opening reception of these exhibits and two more special one day exhibits on Saturday ,July 19 from 10 am to 3 pm. “CRAZY BIRDHOUSES” IN THE GARDEN: In the EOH garden, rain or shine, we’ll have a special one-day display and sale of quirky birdhouses by Richard Stricker. “STITCHED WITH LOVE” is a special one-day display of antique cloth dolls by the Chenango Valley Doll Club on Sat, July 19, 2014 10 am to 3 pm only. The earliest American dolls were homemade rag dolls sewn by mothers for their children.