Quilts exhibited in McClelland Art Gallery
Martha Turner, mother of
Union College student, Rachel Turner, is displaying her quilt exhibit
McClelland Art Gallery until Aug. 13.
“We had never
shown any fabric in the art gallery before and I thought it would add a
variety,” said Bruce Forbes, associate professor of art and
graphic design who
is in charge of choosing artists’ work for the gallery.
“Mrs. Turner’s art did
Turner began her
creative quilting journey because of a tornado that occurred near her
realized if another tornado ever hit, it would be better to have a
quilt hanging above her bed than a heavy picture frame. That decision
to art-piece quilts inspired by nature and history.
“I think that
who created our beautiful world, made us with a desire to create things
beauty ourselves,” Turner wrote in the exhibit introduction
statement. “For me
quilting fills that need.”
Pieces include Neighbors, inspired
architecture; The Lion of the Tribe of
Judah, which includes some of Turner’s favorite
Biblical texts stitched on
the binding; Chili Pepper Christmas,
to honor of her present Texas home; and The
Butterfly Farm, a
appliquéd and machine quilted piece.
is in the Ortner Center
on the Union College
S. 48th Street.
campus from Prescott Avenue.
The art gallery is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
"The Butterfly Farm"
"Chili Pepper Christmas"
"The Lion of the Tribe of Judah"