Feature Articles

March Issue 2002

Spartanburg County Museum of Art in Spartanburg, SC, Features Works by Fabric Artists and Alice Ballard Munn

The Spartanburg County Museum of Art in Spartanburg, SC, will host an exhibit by nine Upstate SC fabric artists and ceramic works by Alice Ballard Munn from Mar. 4 - Apr. 21, 2002.

Many in Upstate SC know the fabric art of Marge Edie, Janet Ginn, Priscilla Hair, Martine House, Pat Kilburg, Marian Kleupfel, Claude Smith, Barbara Tennyson & Marilyn Wall. The artists, all part of the group FOCUS, will have works displayed in the Museum's Parsons and Milliken Galleries. With backgrounds that vary from self-taught artists to those with masters degrees in studio art, the styles and approaches employed by these art quilters pushes and expands the traditional notions of quilting.

Alice Ballard Munn's recent ceramic works will also be on view in the Museum's Burwell Gallery. According to The Charlotte Observer, "Ceramist Alice Ballard Munn uses sensuously sculpted clay and satiny 'slip' finishes to create ceramic flowers, buds, even sprouting onions." In 1998, Munn was one of a number of artists from around the world who participated in a month of work in the International Resen Ceramic Colony in Macedonia. Having exhibited at Jerald Melberg Gallery Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Munn (of Greenville, SC) is currently represented at the Blue Spiral Gallery in Asheville, NC.

For more info check our SC Institutional Gallery listings or call the museum at 864/582-7616. Work from FOCUS may also be viewed at (http://www.focusfabricart.com).

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