A closing reception for Sue Moss Sullivan and Julie Marks Blackstone and their “Knotty Women, Twisted Sisters” exhibit, will be held in The Depot Gallery from 6 to 9 pm on Friday, June 14, 2019. Live music will be provided by Miss Brown to You from 7 to 9. The exhibit continues in the Gallery through June 30. Admission is always free. Regular gallery hours are 9 to 2 Tuesday-Friday and 10 to 1 Saturdays.
Sue Moss Sullivan began working in the fiber medium over 45 years ago. “I often weave mediums other than fiber, such as copper, wire, metal, etc. My current work includes waxed linen that is knotted, twisted and coiled, using no loom or other tools, to create 2D & 3D pieces.” Her work captures her passion for the history of textiles and her desire to push traditional techniques to become innovative art.
Julie Marks Blackstone, to whom OBU just presented this year’s Distinguished Teaching Award, teaches a variety of mediums as a professor at OBU. Blackstone is perhaps best known for her textile/fiber art, with her "Knotty Girl” works created using a French Knot embroidery technique with embellishments.
Exhibits in The Depot Gallery are made possible, in part, by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council, by The City of Norman Parks and Recreation Department and by generous individual donors.