Happiness: Quilted Expressions
May 5- July 10, 2011
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery will present a selection of quilts from Happiness: Quilted Expressions from May 5- July 10, 2011. Organized by the Quilt Surface Design Symposium Foundation, the 36 artists’ works of happiness have been expressed in the quilt medium in various forms. Some have shared their joy by re-creating a scene, capturing a moment in time with a snapshot of a delicious instant in their memory. Others have found their contentment and peace in the actual process of creating their art: the stitching, the sewing, the literal act of translating their viewpoints or feelings into a quilt, be it a political statement, a moment of humor, or a delight in space.
Join the Riffe Gallery for the opening of Happiness: Quilted Expressions on May 5 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Happiness: Quilted Expressions curators Linda Fowler and Tracy Rieger will lead a tour of the exhibition on May 6 from noon – 1 p.m.
Artists in the show include (Ohio artists indicated): Deborah Anderson (Columbus); Shelley Baird (Columbus); Elizabeth Barton; Deborah Bein; Sue Benner; Lisa Binkley; Susan Callahan; Maya Chaimovich; Georgie Cline (Columbus); Nancy Condon; Cynthia Corbin; Eti David Ramat; Sara Deever (Westervile); Deborah Fell; Betty Ford; Karin Franzen; Linda Frost; Jan Gavin; Marla Hattabaugh; Catherine Kleeman; Barbara Lind (Cleveland Heights); Ruta Marino (Beachwood); Kay (Mary) Miller; Diane Nunez; Frauke Palmer (Columbus); Shawn Quinlan; Donna Radner; Ann Rebele (Columbus); Leslie Rego; Jill Rumoshosky Werner; Susan Shie (Wooster); Ginny Smith; Sidnee Snell; Carol Taylor; Mary Ann Tipple (North Ridgeville); and Barbara Watler.
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery will also hold a Family Day Workshop on Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 2 – 4 p.m. Linda Fowler and Tracy Rieger will help children age 6 – 17 create a cloth collage using fusible construction techniques and embellishments to create pattern and design. Registration is required as space is limited and all children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Registration begins April 25 and ends May 9, online at www.oac.ohio.gov/Riffe-Gallery/Exhibitions.
The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon - 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and state holidays. Visit www.oac.ohio.gov/Riffe-Gallery/Exhibitions or phone 614/644-9624 for more information. The Riffe Gallery is supported by the Ohio Building Authority and the OAC’s Individual Artist Grants and Services Program. Media Sponsors include CD101, CityScene, Ohio Magazine, Time Warner Cable and WCBE.
Free group tours are available Wednesday through Friday throughout the run of each exhibition. To schedule a group tour, contact Riffe Gallery Director Mary Gray at email@example.com or 614/728-2239.
There are 36 images contained within this archive that are intended for Riffe Gallery publicity/educational use only. These images are protected by a photographic copyright that belongs to the Ohio Arts Council. They, therefore, are not in the public domain. Please contact the Ohio Arts Council directly if you wish to inquire about obtaining reproduction permission. Dimensions are h x w.