Fiber arts have a deep connection to mathematics. Calculation and measurement are readily employed in constructing objects made of yarn, fabric, thread, reed, and the myriad of materials utilized by contemporary artists as they stitch, weave, and embellish. Thread Count is curated by Jane Black.
The following artists are featured in the exhibition: Deborah Bewley, Sandra Palmer Ciolino, Judy Kahle, Aimee Lee, John Lefelhocz, Janice Lessman-Moss, Migiwa Orimo, Christina Pereyma, Jessica Pinsky, Ian Ruffino, Judy Rush, Petra Soesemann, and Mary VanWassenhove.
ALL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Opening Reception | Thursday, May 2, 5 - 7 p.m.
Enjoy local art, thoughtful conversations, and refreshments at the opening reception of Thread Count! Live music by The Knot Duo. No registration is required.
Curator's Tour | Friday, May 3, noon - 1 p.m.
Experience an in-depth exploration of the artwork in the exhibition and further understand Jane Black's curatorial process during a lunchtime hour tour. No registration is required.
Friends and Family Workshop with Judy Rush | Saturday, May 18, 1- 3 p.m.
Participants will create a keepsake item in felt while encapsulating a message into a ball of fibers. Participants will attach a felted cord and turn their memento into a piece of jewelry or a keychain. Space is limited; register HERE.
Creative Writing Workshop with Rikki Santer | Thursday, June 27, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Participants will expand their creative writing skills through exercises and discussion with award-winning poet Rikki Santer. Space is limited, register HERE.
DROP-IN WORKSHOPS: No reservations necessary; however, space is limited to 15 participants. Materials are supplied.
HANJI THREAD WITH AIMEE LEE | Wednesday, May 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Participants will create thread from a sheet of Korean hanji paper, then use the thread to knit, crochet, or weave an artwork that fits in the palm of their hands.
DROP-SPINDLE WITH JESSICA PINSKY | Tuesday, May 14, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Participants will learn to create their own yarn on a drop spindle. This beginner technique allows one to blend colors and fibers together to create custom, hand-spun yarn.
ARTIST TALKS: No reservations necessary.
JANICE LESSMAN-MOSS | Wednesday, June 5, noon - 1 p.m.
PETRA SOESEMANN | Wednesday, June 12, noon - 1 p.m.
ABOUT THE OAC RIFFE GALLERY
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio's artists and the collections of the state's museums and galleries. The OAC Riffe Gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.
Hours: Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays and state holidays.
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ABOUT THE OHIO ARTS COUNCIL
The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Connect with the OAC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website at oac.ohio.gov
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IN THE VERN RIFFE CENTER LOBBY
Inside Looking Out: Creative Works by Ohio Prison Inmates | Dec. 19, 2017 – Jan. 28, 2018
Inmates from several Ohio prison facilities create works of art with unexpected, imaginative recycled materials in addition to conventional media. The exhibition is presented by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the OAC Riffe Gallery, and the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee.
Closed Sundays and all state holidays.
CAT SHERIDAN | Director
Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts, First Floor Lobby
77 S. High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414
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