Jean Formo Exhibit “Draw Paint Write: A Calligrapher’s Mark”

October 7-28, 2018
Owatonna Art Center
Artist Reception: Sunday, October 14, 1-5 pm

Experience a broad collection of Jean’s work including silverpoint drawings, colored pencil drawings, pastels, acrylic paintings, one-of-a-kind artist books, and calligraphy. Join Jean at the artist reception on October 14, or enjoy the show on your own with a short weekday drive to Owatonna. Colorful leaves ahead!

Gallery Hours 1-5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday)

Owatonna Arts Center
435 Garden View Lane
Owatonna, MN 55060


Quilt Not Quilt: The Afterlife (exhibition)

Cowles Literary Commons at Open Book at MCBA
On view October 12–December 2, 2018
Opening Reception Wednesday, October 17, 6–8 pm
Free and open to the public

Quilt, Not Quilt: The Afterlife is an exhibition of twelve artists who have turned tattered quilts into reflective and collaborative new forms including paper, poetry, and broadside prints. Participating artists contemplated connections to the original quilts and their makers, focusing on craftsmanship and labor, scarcity and plenty, and stories that can be recalled and stories never to be recovered. Responding to questions of social, cultural, and economic history, the resulting exhibition culminates in a multitude of diverse and unexpected transformations of material, story, and form. 


Rhapsody Quilt
Georgia A. Greeley
Mixed Media

In my research I found that the word Rhapsody has a Greek root: Rhap=To Stitch, Sode=Song. I used pieces of our first test papers for the squares and the final base layer is paper from one of our quilts. The batting is a remnant which was not turned into paper. The thread is silk. The words are stenciled.