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Ceramicist Yih-Wen Kuo and the Baylor Contemporary Quilt Invitational are at the Martin Museum of Art

Oct. 20, 2009

Martin Museum of Art to Host Contemporary Quilt Invitational and Internationally Recognized Ceramic Artist Yih-Wen Kuo

The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will be hosting the Contemporary Quilt Invitational in Gallery I which will feature Texas quilters Ann Adams, Liz Axford, Sue Benner, Jack Brockette, Jane Dunnewold, Susie McAtee Monday and Connie Scheele. All of the quilt artists create their own fabrics, textures and/or use recycled textiles in their designs.

Kate Lenkowsky, award winning author of Contemporary Quilt Art: An Introduction and Guide, will be the guest speaker on October 29 at 2:00 p.m. She has been quilting since the early 1990s. Her quilt, Call to Service, depicting volunteers serving their communities, hangs in the entryway of the Corporation for National and Community Service headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Yih-Wen Kuo is an Associate Professor at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. His work has evolved out of the traditional concept of the vessel, but his pots tend to be geometric and minimalists in form with unexpected openings. Yih-Wen Kuo's work will be on exhibit in Gallery II.

Both of the exhibitions will run October 20 - November 14, 2009.

The Martin Museum of Art is located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Friday, and 12-5pm on Saturday. The museum is closed during university holidays. Admission is free and all events are open to the public, unless specified. For more information call 254-710-1867 or visit the museum website at www.baylor.edu/martinmuseum


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