The Riffe State Office Tower in downtown Columbus is the home of a gallery that rotates exhibits every few months. Since January the display has been the 2017 Quilt Nationals, featuring artists from across the country.
Expecting the usual symmetrical circles and patterns of ‘country quilts’, we were pleased to see a totally different approach – more like art in the form of a quilt.
Many had no patterns at all – rather they resembled paintings as they dealt with the artists emotions at the time of creation. But they are indeed quilts.
Those that did have patterns were more free form.
Even the symmetrical ones had a modern feel.
Not your grandma’s quilt.
Meanwhile just around the corner is the Ohio State University Urban Arts Center, located on the lower level of an old department store.
This exhibit featured the works of the senior art students.
While the exhibit wasn’t officially open yet, they let us wander around.
George Romero would be proud.