October 2-November 27th
Public viewing hours:
Opening Reception: October 2nd 6-9pm
Open to the public, admission is free.
Come see the newest works in silk and on paper by artist, Rebecca Cross, in her solo exhibition, “Untied in 19 Pieces”.
A resident of Oberlin, Ohio, Rebecca Cross was born in Texas and raised in Japan and Alaska, and still considers herself a Pacific Northwesterner. She is married to the composer, and her artistic collaborator, Randolph Coleman, with whom she has a daughter and son.
A recipient of the Textile Society of America New Professional Award in 2010, artist Rebecca Cross exhibits her work nationally and internationally. Formally trained as a bel canto singer at the Oberlin Conservatory, in Oberlin, Ohio, where she now lives, she has performed contemporary art music in a range of venues. The worlds of music and literature continue to fascinate and inform her visual art.
Cross has collaborated extensively with the Double Edge Dance Company, Kora Radella and Ross Feller, artistic directors, at the Cleveland Public Theatre, the Cleveland Ingenuity Festival, at Roulette in NYC in 2013 and at 10 times 6, Uferstudios, Berlin in 2015. She received her MFA in Textiles from the Kent State University School of Art, where she now teaches Surface Design and Professional Practices. Solo exhibitions include those at the Cleveland Sculpture Center, the Morgan Paper Conservatory; group and invitational exhibits at the Zanesville Museum of Art, FAVA Gallery, Mansfield Museum of Art, Malone University in Akron, and William Busta Gallery, Cleveland. In 2009-2010, Cross participated in artist residencies at the Hungarian Multicultural Center in Budapest, Hungary, at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, and at Zygote Press and the Morgan Paper Conservatory, both in Cleveland. In 2009, Cross was an American representative in Paris, France, in the ENSAD exhibit, under the aegis of the World Shibori Network. Cross recently co-juried the 2014 Form Not Function National Quilt Exhibition at the Carnegie Center for Art in New Albany, Indiana.
Cross’s work appears in Ann Collier’s Using Textile Arts and Handcrafts in Therapy With Women: Weaving Lives Back Together (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011); 1000 Artisan Textiles (2010 Rockport Publishers/Quarry Books, Beverly, MA); and in American Craft magazine, June-July, 2010.
View her work at: www.rebeccastextiles.com