There was a time when quilts served as one of the few pieces of artwork in Appalachian homes, and they truly were works of art. “The hallmarks of great art always include line, color, patterns, texture, balance. Quilts are no exception,” according to a press release for American Folk Art & Framing’s upcoming exhibit, Pattern, Texture, Emotion: Quilts as Inspiration. The featured artists — Liz Sullivan, Darrell Loy Scott, Jane Wells Harrison, Kent Ambler and Sherry Cook — use the design elements and ideas of piecing, layering and reusing to create quilts and quilt-inspired art in their own mediums of paint, wood and metal. The exhibition will be on view at American Folk Art & Framing from Thursday, July 31, through Monday, Aug. 25, with an opening reception on Friday, Aug. 1, from 5-8 p.m. Free. amerifolk.com. Image: “Land” by Liz Sullivan
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