The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery will present a selection of quilts from Happiness: Quilted Expressions from May 5 - July 10, 2011. Organized by the Quilt Surface Design Symposium Foundation, the 36 artists’ works of happiness have been expressed in the quilt medium in various forms. Some have shared their joy by re-creating a scene, capturing a moment in time with a snapshot of a delicious instant in their memory. Others have found their contentment and peace in the actual process of creating their art: the stitching, the sewing, the literal act of translating their viewpoints or feelings into a quilt, be it a political statement, a moment of humor, or a delight in space.
Artists in the show include (Ohio artists indicated): Deborah Anderson (Columbus); Shelley Baird (Columbus); Elizabeth Barton; Deborah Bein; Sue Benner; Lisa Binkley; Susan Callahan; Maya Chaimovich; Georgie Cline (Columbus); Nancy Condon; Cynthia Corbin; Eti David Ramat; Sara Deever (Westervile); Deborah Fell; Betty Ford; Karin Franzen; Linda Frost; Jan Gavin; Marla Hattabaugh; Catherine Kleeman; Barbara Lind (Cleveland Heights); Ruta Marino (Beechwood); Kay (Mary) Miller; Diane Nunez; Frauke Palmer (Columbus); Shawn Quinlan; Donna Radner; Ann Rebele (Columbus); Leslie Rego; Jill Rumoshosky Werner; Susan Shie (Wooster); Ginny Smith; Sidnee Snell; Carol Taylor; Mary Ann Tipple (North Ridgeville); and Barbara Watler.