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Closing reception for STITCH slated for Aug. 30

Stitch-embed.jpgThe main gallery of Morehead State University's Claypool-Young Art Building will host a closing reception for the exhibition “STITCH: Contemporary Textile Art from Kentucky and Surrounding States,” Wednesday,  Aug. 30, from 5 until 7 p.m.

Nick DeFord, exhibition juror and program director at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, will give a juror’s talk at 6 p.m. in the gallery.  The exhibition features two and three dimensional textile artworks, involving a wide range of media and techniques such as sculpture, quilting, digital imagery, felting, embroidery, tapestry, weaving, painting, and papermaking.  As the exhibition juror, DeFord selected 40 out of a submitted 190 pieces for the exhibition.

Participating artists include:  Philis Alvic, Lexington; Jennifer Boe, Kansas City, Missouri; Jinni Cupp, Bloomington, Tennessee; Jennifer Crenshaw, Athens, Georgia; Kerri Cushman, Farmville, Virginia; Sara Drower, Wilmette, Illinois; Connor Dyer, Champaign, Illinois; Renee Ferrell-Dillard, Makanda, Illinois; Alysia Fischer, Weaverville, North Carolina; David Gabbard, Atlanta; Charles Gandy, Clayton, Georgia; Laura Gaskin, Fairview, North Carolina;

Helen Geglio, South Bend, Indiana; Betty Hilton-Nash, Asheville, North Carolina; Betty Ison, Morehead; Jess Jones, Decatur, Georgia; Susan Lenz, Columbia, South Carolina; Erin Miller, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Miriam Omura, Birmingham, Alabama; Herb Rieth, Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Luanne Rimel, St. Louis, Missouri; Priscilla Roggen Kamp, Alliance, Ohio; Abigail Schnure, Kent, Ohio; Jenny Stopher, Charlestown, Indiana; Billie Theide, Champaign, Illinois; Tonya Vance, Lexington; Beverly Walker, Winchester; and Rena Wood, St. Louis, Missouri.

The gallery, within Claypool-Young, features contemporary art for the MSU community as well as the University’s service region.

The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment, and is free and open to the public. Parking is available on Main Street and across campus after 5 p.m.

Additional information is available by contacting Jennifer Reis, gallery director, at 606-783-5446 or