‘Textiles’ exhibit runs through Nov. 21
Explorations in Textiles, an exhibition by Rita Koerber and Jo Morasco, will be on exhibit until Nov. 21 at The Artisan Center, 121 E. Chestnut St. in Corydon.
Koerber has been quilting since the 1990s.
“Inspiration comes from my personal experiences with nature, travel, reading and observing,” Koerber said. “Today, my work is inspired from the various cultures I have experienced throughout the world. This is especially the case after living four years in Central Sumatra, Indonesia. That experience afforded me the opportunity to quilt full time, design my own quilts and collect batik fabric, songkets and other textiles from Southeast Asia. The Indonesian culture had a big influence on my life and my work.”
Morasco, an American textile artist, splits her time between Lawrence, Kan., and Grand Bahama Island, where she creates and exhibits her work. Morasco’s visual language bears the traces of her extensive travels around the world. Her passion for the patterns of ethnic textiles, as well as her direct observation of nature and the ill effects of industrialization, has formed the basis for much of her recent work. Her rich and complex woven compositions are also inspired by floral and animal elements. They often reference ecologic damage to the urban and aquatic environment.
The Artisan’s Center’s hours during the COVID-19 pandemic are Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m., Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Personal tours during off hours of the exhibition can be arranged by calling the Artisan Center at 812-738-2123.