Abstractions and mixed media play heavily this season’s Contemporary Art Quilts show, which features works from across the nation. The Art Quilts will be displayed in conjunction with regional quilts from around the Central New York area, which will hang in EOH’s West Gallery. New York quilter Alice Gant will hang her work in the Arts Café Gallery. The exhibits, sponsored by Sew Nice, will begin on July 16th, with an opening reception scheduled for Saturday, July 16th, from 12 – 3 PM, in collaboration with Earlville Community Days.
Central New York has been known for its fiber arts since before the Civil War. From woven coverlets produced in the Western Catskills, to more utilitarian tied quilts and comforters that were part of the Adirondack logging camp culture, to stunning art quilts of the 20th and 21st centuries, this region has been home to individuals who delighted in the opportunity for art and self-expression that working with fiber can provide. Join us as we celebrate this rich quilting culture in the EOH Galleries!
Now in its 14th year, the Contemporary Art Quilts exhibition serves to highlight quilters from across the country, featuring artists from Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. For Elizabeth Barton, Catherine Kleeman, and Karen Schulz, fiber arts are a process-driven exploration of the medium, toying with its boundaries, while artists Martha Ressler and Eileen Williams both cite the environment and their surroundings as inspiration.
The Earlville Galleries are located at 18 East Main Street in Earlville. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm and Saturday 12 – 3 pm. For more information, call 315-691-3550 or visit us online at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com.
(Featured Image: Round Peg in a Square Hole, Kleeman.)