Saturday, September 19, 2009
Quilts at the Springfield Museum of Art
I was at the Springfield Museum of Art (Springfield, Ohio) recently and was pleasantly surprised to see a quilt exhibit. The quilts were made by Alyson Annette Eshelman and there were several nice wall hangings and even some three dimensional work. They will be on display until Sept. 30, 2009.
Of course while I was there I visited the museum's permanent collection. If you've never been to the Springfield Museum of Art, it's small but very wonderful. As I entered the main room there were several of the museum's folk art paintings but at first glance I thought they were quilts. I guess some quilts can have a folk art style to them.
The special exhibit was paintings by Jack Osbun. His paintings were wonderful and I because I'm always looking for new display ideas, I was also interested in how they were framed. Jack's paintings will be at the muesum through Oct. 3, 2009.
The next show at the museum is fiber artist Aminah Robinson. I'm going to be a docent during this show, so I'll let you know more in the coming weeks.