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This year celebrates the 17th exhibition of national quilt artists with inspiring quilts!  Two other quilt exhibits  are on display with the Contemporary Art Quilts through August 29th.

This year celebrates the 13th exhibition of national quilt artists with inspiring quilts! Two other quilt exhibits are on display with the Contemporary Art Quilts through August 29th.

The beauty of a perfectly formed petal and the power of a tall tree reaching for the sky, are just two of the images captured in this season’s Contemporary Art Quilts show with works from across the country and across the pond. The art quilts will be displayed at the Earlville Galleries in conjunction with two other exhibits of quilts from around Central New York. All three quilt exhibits will begin on July 11th, with an opening reception scheduled for Saturday, July 18th, from 12 – 3 PM, in collaboration with Earlville Community Days. The exhibits are generously sponsored by Sew Nice of Norwich, NY.

Moonburst by Gail Strout of the Mohawk Trail Artisans.  Mohawk Trail Artisans (MTA) began a number of years ago as a small group of quilt artists who met together to share and inspire each other. We have gone in many different directions but all still are pursuing our creative pursuits in cloth and thread.

Moonburst by Gail Strout of the Mohawk Trail Artisans. Mohawk Trail Artisans (MTA) began a number of years ago as a small group of quilt artists who met together to share and inspire each other. “We have gone in many different directions but all still are pursuing our creative pursuits in cloth and thread.”

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 contemporary art quilts, this region has been home to women (and men) 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 Earlville Galleries with regional quilters and with quilts from the Mohawk Trail Artisans.

Now in its 13th year, the Contemporary Art Quilts exhibition serves to highlight quilters from farther afield—as far afield as England, in this year’s case! Linda Kemshall (http://www.lindakemshall.com/ )
hails from South Staffordshire, England, where she works in her garden studio and also creates instructional videos for her creative online TV channel, DMTV. Her quilts offer a painterly approach to nature; many celebrate the freedom of flight using birds and insects.

Two of this year’s quilters live in Estes Park, Colorado and are often inspired by the beauty surrounding them. Patty Hawkins (http://www.pattyhawkins.com/Pages/AboutPatty.html) creates quilts rife with aspen trees reimagined as stylized, almost tribal motifs. She describes the delight as she begins each project as “chocolate cake without the calories.”  Linda Beach (http://www.lindabeachartquilts.com/) also uses trees as inspiration for her quilts, though they’re differently interpreted than Hawkins’. Beach’s art is like the Picasso to Hawkins’ Andy Warhol, featuring strikingly angular compositions enriched by the dazzling interplay of the patterned fabrics she uses.

Hailing from Whidbey Island, Washington, Janet Steadman (http://www2.whidbey.net/jandon/) has been known to employ juicy, eye-popping color in her abstract compositions, though her latest works use a more subdued color scheme as they explore elegant interpretations of branch and leaf shapes.

Just north of Sacramento, Karel Hendee (http://www.karelhendee.com/wordpress/) employs her landscape architect background in her quilts, which often feature many layers of painted silk. Hendee has a distinctively mystical approach to the tranquility of nature, and her compositions often include luminously colorful sunsets and celestial symbols.

Working from the deserts of New Mexico, Katie Pasquini Masopust’s (http://www.katiepm.com/about.html) quilts feature bold, bright colors and splashy shadows. Though much of her work features natural imagery, she’s also created a series of works showing abstract interpretations of Native American ruins.

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.

Regional Quilts in the West Gallery feature local quilt artists.

Regional Quilts in the West Gallery feature local quilt artists. Helen Mataev, Nancy Will, Lorane D. Burchill, Ann Ludke, Nancy Carney, Rita Ferrugiari, Elaine Schwan, Lucy Kise, and Kathy Meek.  Thank you all!

Katie  Pasquini Masopust's Pizzicato in the Contemporary Art Quilts.

Katie Pasquini Masopust’s Pizzicato in the Contemporary Art Quilts.

Mohawk Trail Artisans include: SUE ELLEN ROMANOWSKI, CAROL SAMBORA, ANNE KINNEL, SUE BEEVERS, GAIL STROUT, ALISON SLATTERY, KATHRYN STENSTROM, CHRIS KIELAR, LINDA HAZELDEN,

Mohawk Trail Artisans include: SUE ELLEN ROMANOWSKI, CAROL SAMBORA, ANNE KINNEL, SUE BEEVERS, GAIL STROUT, ALISON SLATTERY, KATHRYN STENSTROM, CHRIS KIELAR and LINDA HAZELDEN. Shown: Fans II by Chris Kielar and East Meets West by Gail Strout.

EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.

July 11th – August 29th, 2015

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Regional Quilt Artist Norma Lamb’s The Road Less Traveled. Her quilts were featured last summer. All quilts are welcome for the show whether contemporary or traditional.

Local quilters please drop off your quilts to exhibit at the upcoming Regional Quilt Celebration show at the Earlville Opera from July 11th – August 29th. Last year’s quilt show at the EOH galleries had over 700 visitors!

The Regional Quilt Celebration show will be in the EOH West Gallery at the same time that the annual “Contemporary Art Quilts” exhibition runs in the East Gallery. The dates for all three exhibits are from July 11 – August 29 with Openings on SATURDAY, JULY 18th from Noon to 3 pm to coincide with the Earlville Community Days Celebration.

All quilts must be received on or by July 3rd for hanging. Please bring them in a protective bag with a label on your quilt and bag to keep them safe in the drop off and return process.

Please call if you have any questions. Quilts should be labeled and an exhibition form should accompany your quilt so that it can be safely returned to you. The forms may be filled in at the EOH gallery office at the time of drop off or downloaded from www.earlvilleoperahouse.com or if you would like one to be mailed, call the EOH at 315-691-3550.

Current EOH hours for dropping off quilts are Tuesdays – Fridays 10-5, and Saturdays 12-3. The Earlville Opera House Art Center is located at 18 East Main Street at the intersection with NYS Route 12B

Quilt loan form: direct link

http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com/PubData/EOH.001/PDFs/regional%20quilt%20loan%2015.pdf

Kathie Webster's Adirondack Chairs

Kathie Webster’s Adirondack Chairs

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.

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Norma Lamb’s quilts explore the road less traveled.

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.

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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.

collage for fb of dolls andhousesCome 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.

Each year, Small Town USA, Earlville, New York celebrates community with fun for kids, music and fireworks. These special events at the Earlville Opera House celebrate the arts in our community and are free of charge on Saturday, July 19 from 10 am to 3 pm and we’ll have refreshments for all.

(LINK TO ALL EARLVILLE DAYS’ EVENTS HERE)

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Richard’s Crazy Birdhouses and Fairy Houses use recycled materials to make nesting homes.

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 on Saturday, July 19 from 10 am to 3 pm only. Richard talks about his passion for making birdhouses: I grew up on a farm in Clinton, NY. One of the things I enjoyed was going to the junkyard and became interested in what they now call “upcycling.” I recently retired and was able to put my ideas, past and present to good use! The birdhouses are made mostly of recycled wood and materials that I have collected from sales, auction, fallen down barns and a few finds from my travels. I hope you enjoy the birdhouses as much as I do making them. They make you laugh, smile and inspire!

“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.

THE CHENANGO VALLEY CLUB WAS ORGANIZED ON SEPTEMBER 22, 1974 AND IS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED FEDERATION OF DOLL CLUBS. DURING THE PAST 40 YEARS

THE CHENANGO VALLEY CLUB WAS ORGANIZED ON SEPTEMBER 22, 1974,  A MEMBER OF THE UNITED FEDERATION OF DOLL CLUBS. DURING THE PAST 40 YEARS

The appearance of these early rag dolls depended on the skill of the maker as there were no patterns as there are today. In spite of the fragile nature of the materials, marvelous examples of 19th century dolls have survived. They are treasured even though their makers are unknown.
This tradition of women making cloth dolls for children is the background for the women entrepreneurs who made dolls a business. For these doll makers, cloth was the material of choice. Cloth was chosen not only because women were used to working with cloth and had these materials available, but also because cloth dolls were light and children can easily carry them. Cloth dolls are easy to hold and cuddle and can take the rigors of play without breaking.

In addition to the special exhibits, the galleries will overflow with three new exhibits of quilts. 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.”

(LINK TO ALL ABOUT THE QUILT EXHIBITS)

The Regional Quilt Celebration, highlighting Central New York’s rich quilting culture, will occupy the West Gallery, and the 12th Annual Contemporary Art Quilts exhibition will be in the East Gallery with award-winning quilts from six nationally- and internationally-recognized quilters.

The EOH is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. During your visit, take advantage of, the Artisan’s Gift Shop featuring New York artists! For more information, call 315-691-3550 or order online at http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY.

EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.

The joy of art is for everyone, and EOH brings you visionary artists who paint, build, create, sculpt in unique and inspiring ways.  You are invited to join us for our gallery openings or come visit the galleries during the week for a more solitary, contemplative experience.

This year’s artists, all but one of whom are from Central New York, bring a vibrant variety of artwork to the community:  a dialogue of adaptation that speaks of futility and degradation from sculptor Ali Della Bitta; trees as totems of life, inspired by memories of nature in Italy, by painter Maria Rizzo; and abstractions in wood sculpture from former furniture maker Jude Lewis; John Loy’s “serious dramas of shape and color to excite us with their formal games and please us with their sensuous color.”*

Richelle Soper’s other-worldly sculpture explores the natural changes in nature, “solidifying a moment of realization.”  Former scientist Inez Kohn uses pattern recognition and a love of math to explore the aesthetics of a naturally occurring geometry through her paintings.  The simple perfection and perfect simplicity of Gary Trento’s and Stephen Carlson’s still life paintings are stunning; and print work from Cara Brewer Thompson explores the soft, hard-to-define pockets of consciousness.

Summer belongs to the quilters, and this year from July 12 – August 30, in conjunction with the annual Earlville Days Celebration on July 19, EOH will feature contemporary national quilt artists in the East Gallery, regional quilt artists in the West Gallery, and local quilt artist and past chair of the New York Quilters Consortium Norma Lamb in the Arts Café.  The regional quilts exhibit will include for the first time an exciting new collaboration with the Chenango Valley Antique Doll Show.

And last but certainly not least the one of the biggest events of the year at the Earlville Galleries is the 17th Annual Holiday Artists Sale that will begin this year on Friday, November 21, featuring an amazing array of hand-crafted work from over 65 regional artists.  The sale will run for five consecutive weekends, 10-4 on Fridays and Saturdays and 12-4 on Sundays.

The Earlville Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street in Earlville.  EOH Galleries are open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Friday, and on Saturdays from Noon to 3 pm.  EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members. 

*Quote: by Easton Pribble, 1985, Munson Williams Art Institute

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2014 Gallery Schedule

East Feb 1 – Mar. 15 Taku Saito
West Feb 1 – April 5 Kids ART

East Mar. 22 – May 10 Patricia Coyle… Coyle and Iannello Open March 22 12-3
West April 12 to May 10 TeensART// Opens Sat, April 12 12-3
Café Mar 22 to May 10 Lisa Ianello

Studio May 10 -June 7 100 Years of Mothers – Opens Sat, May 10

East May 17 –– July 5 Ali Della Bitta – All Open Sat, May 17 12-3
West May 17 –– July 5 Inez Kohn
Café May 17 –– July 5 Richelle Soper

Studio & West July 19 only: Chenango Valley Doll Show, Saturday only from 10 – 3
East July 12 – Aug. 30 Art Quilts – All Open Sat, July 19 from 10-3, All part of Earlville Days festivities
West July 12 – Aug. 30 CNY Quilts
Café July 12 – Aug. 30 Norma Lamb: The Road Less Traveled Quilts

East Sept. 6 –Nov 1 Jude Lewis – All Open Sat, September 6 12-3
West Sept. 6 –Nov 1 Gary Trento & Stephen Carlson
Café Sept. 6 –Nov 1 Cara Thompson

East Nov. 8 – Dec 21 John Loy …Loy and Rizzo Open Sat, November 8 12-3
Café Nov. 8 – Dec 21 Maria Rizzo

Nov 21 to Dec 21 Holiday Artists Sale in the West Gallery, EOH Gift Shop and the Workshop Gallery, featuring an amazing array of hand-crafted work from over 65 regional artists.  The sale will run for five consecutive weekends, 10-4 on Fridays and Saturdays and 12-4 on Sundays.

July 12th – August 30th, 2014

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regional quilts by Kathie Webster and Paula SchultzThe Earlville Opera House will be holding a regional quilt show to celebrate Central New York’s rich quilting culture from July 12th – August 30th. Local quilters are invited to exhibit their quilts. All styles are welcome, whether traditional or contemporary.  Last year’s quilt show at the EOH galleries had over 700 visitors!

The Regional Quilt Celebration show in the West Gallery will be one of three quilt exhibits at the EOH.  It coincides with the Annual “Contemporary Art Quilts” exhibition that will be in the East Gallery.  In the EOH Arts Café Gallery will be a solo quilt exhibit “The Road Less Traveled” by Norma Lamb of Eaton.  The dates for all three exhibits are from July 12 – August 30 with Openings on SATURDAY, JULY 19th from 10 am to 3 pm to coincide with the Earlville Community Days Celebration.

On July 19th from 10 am to 3 pm, with the Quilt Exhibitions we’ll also be having Antique Cloth Dolls in a special one-day exhibit by the Chenango Valley Doll Club.  The Chenango Valley Doll Club will also present workshops for kids!  Kids learn to make an old fashioned “cloths-pin doll.” There will be paper dolls for kids to color!

regional quilts by Gail Strout, Hanya Lockwood, Carolyn RaimyAll quilts must be received on or by July 5th for hanging.  Please bring them in a protective bag with a label on your quilt and bag to keep them safe in the drop off and return process.

Please call if you have any questions. Quilts should be labeled and an exhibition form should accompany your quilt so that it can be safely returned to you.

The forms may be filled in at the EOH gallery office at the time of drop off or downloaded from right here or if you would like one to be mailed, call the EOH at 315-691-3550.

EOH hours for dropping off quilts are Tuesdays – Fridays 10-5, and Saturdays 12-3.  The Earlville Opera House Art Center is located at 18 East Main Street at the intersection with NYS Route 12B.

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