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Quilt National 2017

February 9

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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 14, 2018 12:00 am

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The Ohio Arts Council’s (OAC) Riffe Gallery presents Quilt National 2017, January 25 – April 14, 2018.

Produced by the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, Quilt National 2017 is the 20th biennial international juried art quilt competition dedicated to the promotion of the contemporary art quilt. Its focus is to provide the viewer with a visual presentation of innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric. Artworks were selected by jurors Nancy Crow, Petra Fallaux, and Art Martin. The OAC Riffe Gallery will feature approximately 34 quilts by 34 artists from the original exhibition.

“Quilt National ’17 is, in the final selections, a celebration of the spirit of the original 1979 exhibition, a declaration of the power and versatility of the quilt as a means of artistic expression.” – Art Martin, Quilt National ’17 juror.

EVENTS & PROGRAMMING | Free and open to the public.
Storytelling Writing Workshop with Omope Carter Daboiku | Thurs., March 29, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Create a story and feel empowered in the traditional art of storytelling with a griot and artist. Register at RiffeGallery.org, Feb. 28 – March 28.

Family and Friends Playshop with Deborah Griffing | Sat., March 31, 1 – 3 p.m.
Transform fabric remnants into dolls, animals, and lovable monsters through stitches and thread. Register at RiffeGallery.org, Feb. 28 – March 30.

Funky Hand-Stitched Scarves with Sue Cavanaugh | Thurs., April 5, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Re-purpose materials into one of a kind wearable works of art. Register at RiffeGallery.org, March 5 – April 4.

Opening Day Exhibition Tour with Jane Forrest Redfern | Thurs., Jan. 25, noon – 1 p.m.
Join the Dairy Barn Art Center’s executive director for an in-depth tour about the exhibition. Light refreshments served.
Words and Valentines with Amy Greenberg | Thurs., Feb. 1, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Create poetic and collaged valentines. Register at RiffeGallery.org, January 2 – 31.
Artist Talk with Kate Gorman | Thurs., Feb. 8, Noon – 1 p.m.
Hear from a Quilt National ’17 artist about her work and career.
Narrative Textiles with Kate Gorman | Thurs., March 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Experiment with mixed media-fabric, paper collage, and stitching in this visual storytelling workshop. Space is limited, come early.

Media support is provided by CD102.5, CityScene, Ohio Channel, WOSU, Ohio Magazine, and WCBE 90.5 FM.

Phoenix Rising Print Cooperative Members Exhibition | April 12 – May 10, 2018
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative is dedicated to promoting the art of printmaking by providing a well-equipped studio, educational opportunities, and an environment of mutual support, camaraderie, and inspiration for artists, students, and the community.

The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio’s artists and the collections of the state’s museums and galleries. The OAC Riffe Gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.

Hours: Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Sundays and state holidays (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 15; Presidents Day, Feb. 19).

Visit RiffeGallery.org, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram.

The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Connect with the OAC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website at oac.ohio.gov.


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