DELAWARE, Ohio – 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 Columbus.
“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 time.”
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 Wesleyan’s 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 ross.owu.edu for more information.
For more information about the Quilt Surface Design Symposium, visit www.qsds.com.
Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private, coed university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations, and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Ohio Wesleyan combines a challenging, internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities to connect classroom theory with real-world practice. OWU’s 1,850 students represent 42 states and 37 countries. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.