Kate Ransohoff & Priscilla Hayes
Ransohoff, an artist and educator for over 30 years, founded and co-directed Turtle Studios and The Quilt Project, conducted art-making workshops and consulted to corporate and non-profit organizations. Quilt is a work in direct response to world cultural problems and conflicts. It is made in sections, called books, which are sewn together. It can be viewed both in hanging panels or folded into books and read. Each page of Quilt expresses spiritual, historical, community or individual meaning as quilts have across time and place.”
Priscilla Hayes–Painted Prayers
Hayes is an artist of international reputation whose work is held in collections around the world. Painted Prayers are large-scale abstracts. “I paint in abstraction because there is not a specific face or people which reflects the world’s condition. These paintings offer prayers for preserving human dignity and rights in the face of historical hatreds. I see hope, love and beauty in the human spirit. It would please me greatly if a little of this shines out from my paintings.” More images of Hayes work can be found at www.priscillahayes.com.
Special Artist Conversation, October 12:
Ransohoff and Hayes have been friends for over 20 years. As friends, artists and educators working together they found a common bond in their underlying approach to art. On Thursday, October 12, noon – 1:30, they will hold a brown bag luncheon at the Gallery on the topic of “20 years of friendship and work.”