Quilt exhibitions at the Turman and University Art Galleries Sept. 11-Oct. 4

September 8 2008

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Two quilt exhibitions, featuring local, national and international artists, will be on display Sept. 11-Oct. 4 at Indiana State University's Turman and University Art Galleries.

The University Art Gallery welcomes "Bloodline: A Quilt Exhibition," which surveys quilts and quilt inspired artwork from a diverse range of nationally and internationally renowned artists.

The exhibition will showcase some extraordinary and unconventional results within this traditional art form. Artists include Rachel Brumer, Jane Burch Cochran, Nancy Crow, Brian Dykhuizen, Susan Else, Ian Hundley, Sonji Hunt, Joan Lockburner Deuel, Michael Aaron McAllister, Petra Nyendick, Shawn Quinlan, Lydia Schrock & the Amish of Amherst, Wisc., Fraser Smith, Faith Ringgold, Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Kevan Rupp Lunney, Arlé Sklar-Weinstein and Rhiannon Williams.

"Bloodline" is free to the public. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Sept 11, from 5-7 p.m. in the lobby of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. A lecture with one of the featured artists, Ian Hundley, is scheduled that same night at 5:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall of the Center for Performing and Fine Arts.

The University Art Gallery is located in the Center for Performing & Fine Arts, located at the corner of Seventh and Chestnut streets. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and special Saturday hours for this exhibit, 12-4 p.m.

In conjunction with "Bloodline," the Turman Gallery will feature a tandem exhibit titled "Local Threads: Quilts of Vigo County." This collaboration with the Vigo County Historical Society will focus on historical quilts from the Wabash River Valley Region, showcasing a series of patchwork, appliqué and crazy quilts.

The public is invited to attend an opening reception Thursday, Sept 11, from 5-7 p.m.

"Local Threads" offers a close encounter with our regional history through a varied timeline of quilts and quilted objects spanning from the early 1800s to the mid 1900s.

For a hands-on experience, "Local Threads" will also provide visitors the opportunity to try quilting on a large communal "crazy" quilt set up at the exhibit. Materials will be provided and no previous experience necessary.

The Turman Gallery and Department of Art appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with the Vigo County Historical Society. Without the hard work of the Society and its Executive Director, Marylee Hagan, this exhibit would not have been possible.

The Turman Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building, located on Chestnut Street just west of Seventh Street. The gallery is open to the public Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and special Saturday hours for this exhibit, 12-4 p.m.

For additional information about either of these exhibitions, call 812-237-3720 or visit www.indstate.edu/artgallery

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Contact: Melissa Vandenberg, director of University Art Gallery, 812.237.3787 or mvandenberg@isugw.indstate.edu  

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, 812.237.3783 or paula.meyer@indstate.edu

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Two quilt exhibitions, featuring local, national and international artists, will be on display Sept. 11-Oct. 4 at Indiana State University's Turman and University Art Galleries.

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