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Multimedia artist Andrea Stern to discuss quilts on Oct. 7

Talk part of Kennedy Museum of Art Inside/Outside series


Multimedia artist Andrea Stern will discuss the inspiration and
construction techniques behind her water tower quilt series talk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Kennedy Museum of Art.

The talk will be the second presentation in the Friends of Kennedy
Museum series Inside/Outside: Art Talks at Kennedy Museum.

Stern, an artist who frequently creates art quilts, beadwork, and embroidery, decided to focus her quilt series on structures as common as water towers because they featured so heavily in her memories of childhood car rides.

"As a near-sighted child, they were one form I could easily identify on the rural landscape and a tower on the GM Tech Center grounds provided my imagination with endless stories of what structures could be," Stern said. "My purpose in recreating them is to take something which is so ordinary and every day and show the viewer that beauty may be found in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps after viewing my work, they will look at these pedestrian objects in a new light."

The Inside/Outside: Art Talks at Kennedy Museum program is sponsored by the Friends of Kennedy Museum and is free and open to the public. Parking is free. For more information, please call 740-593-1304.

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Kennedy Museum of Art with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.