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October 23, 2017 : Fall Exhibition at Ohio University Lancaster Showcases Work of Local Artist

 

peggyartAn art Exhibition featuring the work of local artist Peggy McDevitt on display in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts throughout the Fall Semester. A reception with the artist will be held Friday, November 3 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

 

McDevitt has shown her work in group exhibitions since 2006, she was featured in ARTWALK 2017. McDevitt displays her artwork at Art and Clay on Main. She started a community for Fiber Artists in 2016 for individuals with or without disabilities.

 

After the birth of McDevitt’s son she became a stay at home mom.  She wondered: is this it? She missed her job and the routine with which she had become familiar. She had two more children, and enjoyed being a mother, but there was something missing.  In 1973 she saw a Quilting book and felt excitement at learning something new.  None of her family made quilts nor her friends but after reading the book she began the process of making a bed sized quilt.  At that time there were no internet or bookstores but she thought: why not?  She loved the planning, choosing the right colors and hand constructing the quilt.  As her children grew she made them book bags, dolls and small quilts.  As people saw her work they wanted her to make them dolls, books bags etc.  This led to a long career of sewing for individuals, local shops and participation in craft shows which she continues to this day.

 

This exhibition is on display in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts in Brasee Hall and will be on display through December.