Updated Fri, Nov 9, 2012 12:32 am
The Dairy Barn Arts Center is currently exhibiting Tapestry, featuring the American Tapestry Alliance’s Biennial 9 exhibit and WoolWorks by Harriet Anderson, founder of the Dairy Barn.
The American Tapestry Alliance selected the Dairy Barn Art Center as their premier location for its exhibit.
Juror Lee Talbot, associate curator of Eastern Hemisphere Collections at The Textile Museum, chose 41 tapestries from 110 national and international artists.
"The final exhibition includes 41 works of what I think epitomize the technical and aesthetic achievement of today’s tapestry weavers, as well as the diversity of their technical and conceptual approaches," said Talbot. "I continue to be amazed at the ingenuity, and humbled by the talent of these extraordinary artists from around the world."
Along with the ATA Biennial 9, Harriet Anderson's family loaned 21 pieces of the late artist's works to the Dairy Barn Arts Center.
Harriet Anderson was born in Athens County and graduated from Ohio University in 1932. She was an active member of the arts scene in Columbus and returned to school at Ohio State University in 1961 to study modern art.
A renowned painter, Anderson created the tapestries currently on display after she and her husband, Ora, retired in Athens in 1973.
"2013 would have been Harriet’s 100th birthday and we are pleased to have the opportunity to show our founder’s WoolWorks to the public once again," said Jane Forrest Redfern, executive director of the Dairy Barn Arts Center.
Tapestry will be on display through Dec. 16, 2012. For more information, visit www.dairybarn.org.