Updated Thu, Jun 6, 2013 1:42 pm
The special exhibition Superlatives II: Ohio Quilts is now on display at the Zanesville Museum of Art.
Superlatives II is the third in an on-going series of Ohio quilt exhibitions at the museum. The 2013 exhibition highlights 29 art and traditional quilts by Ohio artists.
All Ohio textile artists were invited to enter the competitive process; 51 quilts were entered. Zanesville Museum of Art staff juried the entries to assemble an exhibition of exceptional quilts and a variety of techniques and imagery.
The quilt artists whose work was chosen are: Marilyn Akerson-Corbitt, Westerville; Deborah Melton Anderson, Columbus; Cheryl Eddie Deibel, Canfield; Terry Hartzell, Perrysville; Sue King, Lancaster; Barbara Lind, Cleveland Heights; Linda Luggen, Cincinnati; Ruta Butkus Marino, Beachwood; Susan Nash, Zanesville; June O'Neil, Cleveland Heights; Frauke Palmer, Columbus; Sandra Palmer Ciolino, Cincinnati; Linda R. Patton, Lima; Debra Ramsey, Lexington; Beth Schillig, Columbus; Mary Ann Tipple, Elyria; Sharon L. Vitt, Blacklick; Martha Warshaw, Cincinnati; Jody Wigton, Columbus; Kris Worthington, Columbus; and Martha Young, Cleveland Heights.
Fine quilts have been created in Ohio since the settlement period; over the past three decades Ohio artists have been pre-eminent in quilting achievements and Ohio museums and galleries have assembled diverse and vibrant exhibitions.
After all this time, many people do not see textiles as artistic achievements that are just as significant as paintings, photographs, or sculpture. The Zanesville Museum of Art's series of exhibitions is intended to modify pre-judgments and encourage museum visitors to appreciate and enjoy these textile works of art.
On Saturday, July 27 at 1 p.m. the museum will present "Our Quilt Heritage," a lecture by Dee Dadik, co-owner of I Have a Quilt in Columbus, the Zanesville Museum of Art Auditorium. At 2:15 p.m., Dee and/or her partner, Molly Butler, will do quilt appraisals. Reservations are advised and there will be a charge for written or verbal appraisals. ZMA Auditorium.
Superlative II: Ohio Quilts will continue through August 3. Visit www.zanesvilleart.org.