Vadis Turner for Bowhead Down Exhibit at The Green Building

Common Threads at Green Building Exhibit

Originally published in Courier-Journal, 11/04/2011

Quilts are garnering an increasing amount of respect in art circles, in part because of large touring exhibits of remarkable quilts.

In addition, more contemporary artists are exploring the use of textiles and quilt-making.

One is Vadis Turner, whose work is in permanent collections at 21c Museum Hotel, The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and the Brooklyn Museum.

Her solo exhibit, “Bowhead Down,” opens Friday with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Green Building Gallery, 732 E. Market St., and runs through Dec. 16.

Turner will be at the gallery at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for a discussion along with Shelly Zegart, a quilt curator, dealer and collector who is also host and producer of the documentary series Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics.

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— Elizabeth Kramer, The Courier-Journal

ON THE TOWN – Common threads
Courier – Journal – Louisville, Ky.
Date: Nov 4, 2011