Patterns from the Ozarks

Patterns from the Ozarks

April 11, 2014

Patterns from the Ozarks: Contemporary Ceramics, Quilts and Folk Art Painting in Arkansas

Arkansas quilter Karen Harmony returned to her Ozark roots several years ago, after living in the Pacific Northwest. Harmony’s quilts reflect the beauty of traditional patterns while reinterpreting those traditions with unique fabric and design choices.

Jo Smith is a native of Texas who settled with her husband in Marshall, Arkansas. Smith’s stoneware pottery is glazed in colors of rust, teal, blue, brown and turquoise that harken the natural colors of her Ozark surroundings.

Eureka Springs native Blakely Wilson grew up in a family of folk artists. Her father carved wooden decoys which her mother painted. Wilson continues the family tradition today with paintings that are cheerful interpretations of the bucolic mountainous region where she lives in the Ozarks.

The exhibit continues in the Trinity Gallery for Arkansas Artists through June 8, 2014.


 


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