New Quilts on Display at Shore
Local fiber artist Deb Berkeblile has added new pieces of work to her display of quilts in the main hallway of the Shore Cultural Centre. Deb has an extensive background in textiles and quilt making and is a member of the Lake Erie Fiber Arts Guild. She recently began to explore surface design and multi-media-artwork.
There are 30 new pieces that were not present when exhibit opened in December. Some depict satellite images of the earth including the Great Lakes region. Their vivid colors and outstanding variations of the images are what drew Deb to these representations. Many of the new pieces are abstract designs of many colors.
Deb is also interested in political activism and is preparing a series of works to be considered for a juried show about civil rights. The exhibit at Shore includes her quilt portrait celebrating the life of Martin Luther King. Also on display is Ride Sally Ride, a quilt depicting the first woman to take part in a Space Shuttle mission. Deb has been invited by NASA to display her wourk at the Space Center in Houston .
Deb Berkeblile will be present at her exhibit during the Lake Erie Folk Fest, Saturday, February 24 from 1:00-6:00pm. The exhibition is on display during regular hours at the Shore Cultural Centre; Monday through Saturday 6:30am-9:30pm and Sunday from 7:00am-3:00pm.
Jim is the Programming and Marketing Manager for the Shore Cultural Centre.