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   from the issue of July 17, 2008

Eisentrager•Howard features quilt exhibit

An exhibition exploring the expressive qualities and sophisticated use of design elements in quilting opened July 9 at the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.

ON DISPLAY - Part of a quilt featured in the
 ON DISPLAY - Part of a quilt featured in the "Quilter's Eye" exhibition

The exhibition, "Visual Systems: The Quilter's Eye," runs through Sept. 25 and features a selection of historical and contemporary quilts from the collection of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. Curator Peggy Derrick, quilt studies graduate student in Textiles, Clothing and Design, created the exhibition in cooperation with Art and Art History. Exhibit programming is directed at quilters, artists and designers.

During the "Visual Systems" exhibit, Eisentrager•Howard Gallery hours will be noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.

A lecture will be given at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in Richards Hall Room 15 by painter, author and quilt maker David Hornung. The chair of the art department at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y., Hornung will discuss the contested place of both historical and nontraditional quilts in the art world, and how their visual power and assertiveness transcend the everyday functions associated with them. He will relate the quilts to design education for art students and quilters alike. A closing reception will follow in the gallery.

Middle and high school art teachers are welcome to a workshop at 4 p.m. Sept. 24. The workshop will be conducted by Derrick and quilt museum education coordinator Angela Konin. Teachers will learn to use quilts to teach two-dimensional design concepts and will leave with sample lesson plans. For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Konin at or 472-7030.

"Visual Systems" and all associated activities are free and open to the public, but registration is required for the workshop.



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