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Fiber arts by Kochansky to be exhibited at FMU, Oct. 5-28

Francis Marion University will exhibit fiber arts by Ellen Kochansky as part of the university’s Art Gallery Series, Oct. 5-28.

The display is open to the public, free of charge, and may be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Hyman Fine Arts Center galleries.

The exhibit is titled “Cultural Compost: Quilts from Surface to Content.”

In 20 years of public and private commissions, Ellen Kochansky has evolved through the familiar quilter’s concerns with color, image and technique, into more philosophical issues of community, archives and environment. Current works in progress are both two- and three-dimensional. Still suggesting quilts, they solicit materials from the members of the group for which they are made, creating a dynamic commitment. Training in theatre generates awareness of distance impact; passion for detail assures close-up interest.

"These current expressions represent three inspirations that have generated my recent themes: personal and universal journaling, the simplicity and transparency of a single textile, and the conviction that we as individuals and as a culture scorn and discard what will prove to have mattered most," Kochansky said. "Through these works I hope we can recover awareness of our frugality, and celebrate the richness of our simplest resources."

Kochansky lives and works in Pickens, S.C.

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Last Published: October 1, 2004 6:18 AM
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