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Kent State's School of Art Gallery Presents Art Quilts and Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books

Posted Jun. 14, 2011

School of Art Gallery Summer 2011Art Quilts
By South African Artist, Odette Toksdorf

Monumental Ideas in Miniatrue Books (MIMB)
MIMB is coordinated by Professor Hui-Chu Ying, The Myers School of Art, University of Akron 

The School of Art Gallery
May 26 through July 29, 2011
The School of Art Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Art Building at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio
Summer hours are Weds. and Friday, noon until 4 p.m.

-Odette Tolksdorf is textile artist and teacher living in Durban, a subtropical city with many cultures, on the east coast of South Africa. Her art quilts have often been influenced by the multi-layered African environment and by other personal experiences. http://www.odettetolksdorf.co.za/

The School of Art Galleries would like to thank THE OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM for making this show possible. http://www.ohiocraft.org/museum.html

-MIMB is coordinated by Professor Hui-Chu Ying, The Myers School of Art, University of Akron, http://mimb.org/ Artworks of monumental physical scale are overwhelming. The diminutive viewer is confronted and consumed by the gigantic. Presented with the miniature, the viewer, no longer assigned to the passive role, could instead devour the work, taking it into his or her soul. The miniature invites the viewer into a personal and intimate relationship. With attention drawn to the significance of the seemingly insignificant, the momentousness of the miniscule is magnified thus instilling monumental value. The School of Art Galleries would like to thank Professor Michael Loderstedt for helping to bring MIMB to Kent State University.

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For more information contact Anderson Turner, Director of Galleries, haturner@kent.edu, 330-672-1369