Judy Elsley's quilts, Oregon artists' work hangs at WSU

Judy Elsley's quilts, Oregon artists' work hangs at WSU

Story - Sep 5 2013 - 2:34am
(Photo by Matthew Miller)
Installation view of "We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live," featuring works by artist Daniel Duford.
Detail of work by Judy Elsley, quilt with hand-dyed cotton and ink.

Weber State University hosts two new exhibits in its Kimball Arts Center. “We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live,” a traveling exhibit of contemporary art, and “40 Days and 40 Nights: Breast Cancer Quilts by Judy Elsley” open with a reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.

“We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live” is a showcase of works by nine Oregon artists who received Hallie Ford Fellowships in the Visual Arts for their contributions to the region’s cultural landscape. Each won a $25,000 award.

That exhibit continues through Nov. 22.

The exhibit of quilts by Judy Elsley, a professor of English at WSU, were created over the period of a year, while the artist underwent treatment for breast cancer.

“She’s back to teaching, and is going to be teaching a course called Text and Textile this fall,” said Katie Lee, director of the Shaw Gallery. The exhibit continues through Oct. 18, in the Project Gallery.

Exhibits are open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. The campus is at 3848 Harrison Blvd.

For more information, call 801-626-6420.

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