Local artists show work at museum

| July 26, 2013

COSHOCTON – The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is pleased to have artwork from two Coshocton County artists—Carolyn Mann and Kelly Fox—exhibited in Pushing the Surface. This is the ninth year for the show, which features non-traditional quilts from national and international artists. Pushing the Surface is a biennial event that coincides with the Dairy Barn’s Quilt National. This is the first time local artists have been included in the show. The other 20 artists are from across the United States as well as England and Japan.

Yosemite by Carolyn Mann

Yosemite by Carolyn Mann

Mann came to Coshocton County as a United Church of Christ minister in 1983. She learned to quilt from her grandmother and has been involved in arts, crafts, sewing and quilting for her whole life. She also loves nature and traveling. While she has lived her whole life in the state of Ohio, she has enjoyed vacationing in all 50 states and many different countries. Her interests —travel, nature and church life —are reflected in her quilts. The piece on exhibit at the museum is “Yosemite National Park Photo Finish.” Mann does custom sewing and quilting through her business, Sew Far Out and through Etsy.

Facial Topography III by Kelly Fox

Facial Topography III by Kelly Fox

Fox graduated from Coshocton High School in 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in design—fashion and product development, and is working toward her master’s degree in clothing, textiles and interiors at the University of Akron. Fox is interested in all things art and design, especially fashion, beauty and illustration. She aspires to make a statement about beauty and fashion, including the industries and their misuse of advertising. Her quilt in the show is titled “Facial Topography III.” She modeled her quilt after one of her watercolor paintings of a face in partial shadow. She hand-dyed the fabric and then quilted the contour lines.

Coshocton’s history is peppered with nationally known artists, from illustrators Benton and Matt Clark and Disney animator Tom Gartside to photographers Dever Timmons and Clarence White. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is gratified to facilitate this continuing legacy. Pushing the Surface, sponsored by the Mary F. Taylor Family, is on display through Sunday, Aug. 11. The Ohio Arts Council also helped fund this event with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The museum is open daily from noon to 5 p.m. and is located at 300 N. Whitewoman St. For information, contact JHM at 622-8710,  e-mail [email protected]org or visit www.jhmuseum.org.

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