Waiting for me when we returned from vacation was a large envelope from the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Upper Arlington OH. It contained a catalog of works in its permanent collection of art accumulated over three decades. My quilt, Hurricane Warning, is in the Concourse Gallery there, having been purchased in 2005. Arts Manager Lynette Santoro-Au writes "The collection shows an eclectic mix of styles, media and sensibilities. Such diversity reflects a conscious decision to demonstrate the tremendous pluralism of contemporary art."
The collection includes lithographs, sculpture, stoneware, photography, woodcuts, scratchboard, silk screen and paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor. I am thrilled to have my piece amongst such fine work.
Along with Mary M. Barnett's Hands to Work, Hearts to God (2003 purchase), Hurricane Warning is the only other fiber art represented.
Left: Tom Yano - 'Untitled' - Copper; Right: Charles Csuri - 'Wonderous Spring' - Computer generated image.
American Quilter's renewal card showed photos of six of its covers. Among those - spring 2007, in which I was the featured artist.