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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Review of "Earth Stories" Quilt Exhibit at the MSU Museum

“Cooking with the Sun,” detail, Jennifer Day (photo courtesy of the artist)
Jonathan Rinck of the International Sculpture Center has written an article reviewing Earth Stories, and art quilt exhibition on view at the MSU Museum until November 26. Rinck writes...

"These quilts span an astonishingly broad array of environment-related subject matter, from wind-farming to consumerism.  By offering such a superb fusion of craftsmanship and concept, Earth Stories obliterates any lingering division between craft and fine art, while emphatically making the point that the arts really can make a real-world difference."

 Stop by before the exhibit moves on to the University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design. As Rinck says, "this is not your grandmother's quilt show."

Click here to read the full article!