The West Woods Nature Center will host another neat artist exhibition this winter, and it’s one you won’t want to miss.
Artist Deb Berkebile’s collection of 10 quilts, entitled “Earth in Three Bands: R, G, B,” explores satellite imagery and “false-color” artist depiction of remote-sensed satellite images from GIS (Geographical Information Systems).
A Meet the Artist opening will take place Friday, January 20, from 7 to 9 p.m., and the artist herself will give a presentation about her artistic process at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. No need to register – we’ll just see you there!
Berkebile is an artist with an extensive background in textiles and quilt-making. Recently, she has been exploring surface design and multimedia in her artwork. She creates all of the fabrics used in her design process: surface design techniques, hand-dying and painted fabric, ice-dying, plus digital manipulation of images printed on fabric.
“I am a naturalist and environmentalist at heart,” she said, “(and) I enjoy the challenges of creating original artwork that combines by passions and interest.”
The vivid colors and their outstanding variations are what first drew Berkebile to the representations captured by “Earth in Three Bands: R, G, B.” She is also interested in activism and has been juried into the “OurStory” traveling exhibit about civil rights. Her quilts have celebrated the contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Sitting Bull “Lakota Warrior.”
“Earth in Three Bands: R, G, B” will remain on display daily through April 30, with the exception of February 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The West Woods Nature Center is located at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell Township.
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