Touring exhibition of studio art quilts coming to OSU Museum of Artwork

Tuesday, May well 3, 2022

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Elizabeth Gosney | Museum Internet marketing and Communications | 405-744-2783 | [email protected]

A new demonstrate opening May perhaps 17 at the Oklahoma Point out College Museum of Art is elevating
quilts to the fine-art realm. 

“Ebb & Circulation: An Exhibition of Studio Art Quilts” capabilities intricately pieced cloth
works from all over the world, curated by Studio Art Quilt Associates and SAQA juror
Linda Colsh.

“I relied on the exhibition’s well-described but broad topic of ‘ebb and flow’ to give
the collection of picked is effective both unity and visible wide range,” reported Colsh, who chose
the last 35 functions from a database of entries. “Having invested most of my lifetime living
in the vicinity of water, I predicted that ‘ebb and flow’ would be a topic that would sense common
… but I realized with some astonishment that what I was looking at was expansive, imaginative
and powerful art that opened my eyes to a lot broader interpretations.” 

Cynthia D. Friedman, Journey in Solitude, 2019, silk and silk organza, 42 ¾ x 50 ¾
inches. Image by John Woodin.

Amid the artworks — which check out topics ranging from nature to vacation to mental
health and fitness — is a piece by OSU alumna Lynne Seaman. The London-dependent artist started patchwork
quilting in the 1980s just before venturing into studio art quilts in 1999. 

“I took a course with a very well-recognized quilt artist, Judith Trager, [who] encouraged me
to sign up for Studio Artwork Quilt Associates,” Seaman claimed. “The first two art quilts I designed
beneath Judith’s supervision have been juried into the Global Quilt 7 days in Yokohama,
Japan, in 2000, and I have been generating and exhibiting art quilts ever because.”

Seaman graduated from OSU with a degree in foreign languages, continuing what has
now grow to be a 100-12 months spouse and children legacy at Oklahoma Condition. She will return to Stillwater
on May 21 to give a specific artist speak at the museum, masking her family’s connections
to OSU, her piece in “Ebb and Flow” and the craft of studio art quilts.

“I hope viewers will just take time to contemplate each individual artist’s individual viewpoint in ‘Ebb
and Flow’ in get to endorse dialogue,” Seaman claimed. “I hope readers will figure out
that artwork quilts are artwork that hangs on the wall, not on a bed, although also respecting
the price and background of patchwork quilts.” 

Lynne Seaman, A Yr in the Forest, 2020, cotton, calligraphy pen and ink, and fusible
web, 40 x 37 ¾ inches.

OSU Museum of Art Director Vicky Berry echoed Seaman’s stage, emphasizing that “Ebb
and Flow” masterfully demonstrates why art quilts are a critical part of the fantastic artwork

“For a lot of of our guests, this will be the initially time they see an art quilt,” Berry
explained. “This exhibition lets them to get an up-shut glimpse at a distinctive art form, expanding
their concept of quilts from functional heirlooms to priceless canvases. There is
a prosperous history in quilting and a boundless foreseeable future of choices — some thing evident
in ‘Ebb and Movement.’”

“Ebb and Flow” will be on perspective May perhaps 17 through July 30 at the OSU Museum of Artwork in
downtown Stillwater. The opening reception and artist communicate showcasing Seaman is scheduled
for Saturday, Might 21, from 1-3 p.m. Admission to the museum and its gatherings and programs
is often free of charge. Explore much more at and on our Facebook webpage @OSUMuseumofArt.

Olena Nebuchadnezzar, Two Drifters, 2020, cotton, metallic/silk organza, and material
paints, 40 ½ x 42 ½ inches.

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