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Leslie Berns exhibit on view through July 29

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD

Quilting the Waterway, by University Park artist Leslie Berns, will be on view May 31 through July 29. In the Visitor’s Center Gallery, she will exhibit works of art made from folded Dixie cups sewn together in patterns based on symmetry and the motifs of Oriental carpets. The works’ references to textile handwork, traditionally associated with women and compatible with care-giving, proffer an ethic of caring for the environment and water resources from a feminist ecological perspective. Outdoors, Berns will exhibit a site-specific floating sculpture in the water that incorporates cloth. There will be a reception on Saturday, June 25 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Photo: “Quilting the Waterway,” detail of Dixie cup installation, Leslie Berns