Quilting Today with Tracy Rieger
October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
As part of its upcoming textile invitational In the Details, and the new 2017 ART BITES series of Collecting Art Talks, AAWR will present Quilting Today with Tracy Rieger on Saturday, October 7th. 1:00-3:00 pm at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.
In this 45-minute presentation, Rieger will explore the history of Art Quilts and the origins of the now burgeoning Art Quilt movement. Reiger’s talk will be illustrated by lush examples of contemporary work and will investigate current trends in Art Quilting as well as contemplate the media’s promising future. Rieger will conclude with a spotlight on Art Quilters from Ohio and how they have made their mark on the community at large. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
Tracy Rieger received her BFA from Ohio State University. She continued her art education at Ardmore Studio, a ceramic studio located in South Africa where she worked and lived with Zulu Artists. Tracy has also worked for Ohio Designer Craftsmen and was the Assistant Art Director for the Ohio Craft Museum from 2012 – 2016. In 2010 she became sole owner and director of the Quilt & Surface Design Symposium (QSDS), a highly respected and comprehensive conference that concentrates on various aspects of art quilts, textiles and surface design. Reiger’s interest in textiles has led her to curate over 30 art quilt exhibitions, including the Material Matters exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art in 2008. Tracy is also a studio artist with a focus on oil painting, collage, hand-stitching and beading.
Quilting Today with Tracy Rieger is FREE and open to the public, however, please visit click HERE to register on Eventbrite or call 216.721.9020 to reserve a spot. AAWR is fully wheel-chair accessible and has ample free parking both in its adjacent lot as well as on East 123rd Street. Light refreshments will be served after the program.
The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve would also like to thank Ohio Arts Council, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Ohio Art Dealers Association, the George Gund Foundation, the Bernice & David E. Davis Foundation, the William Bingham Foundation and the Zufall Foundation for their continuing support.