Monday, April 28, 2014

Ohio Wesleyan Hosts Quilt Display

 Ohio Wesleyan University's Richard M. Ross Art Museum
will blanket its gallery walls with art quilts from around the United
States and abroad from May 23 through July 3 when it hosts a juried show
in conjunction with the 25th annual Quilt Surface Design Symposium in

"We've got 66 works by 37 artists from 16 states, Israel, and Australia,"
said Tammy Wallace, first assistant at the Ross Art Museum and curator of
the upcoming "Quilted Surface" exhibit. "(The quilts) range from
super-realistic representational, to abstract, to humorous, to poignant 
including some well-known artists and artists showing for the very first

Susan Shie of Wooster, Ohio, is one of the experienced artists whose work
will be exhibited. A painter, art quilter, and workshop teacher, Shie
received the Quilt National "Best in Show" Award in 1987. She since has
earned two National Endowment for the Arts' Individual Artist grants and
numerous Ohio Arts Council grants.

Wallace said the exhibit is being held as part of the 25th anniversary
celebration of the Quilt Surface Design Symposium, which will be held in
four sessions running from May 26 through June 8 at Columbus College of
Art & Design, 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus.

Ohio Wesleyan¹s Ross Art Museum will be open for the "Quilted Surface"
exhibit Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and
Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and
admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit for more information.

For more information about the Quilt Surface Design Symposium, visit

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