Bead International 2008 & Beyond Basketry
Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center
Times: 12:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
8000 Dairy Lane
Come see what results when the age-old art forms of basketry and beading are combined with contemporary visions and techniques. Bead International 2008 and Beyond Basketry will be on exhibit together in the Sauber Gallery, at The Dairy Barn Arts Center from May 23 to September 1. These juried art exhibitions feature a total of 135 works by 95 artists. Pieces range in style from the traditional to the whimsical as they incorporate a variety of colors and materials. These exhibitions will spark the viewer's creativity and broaden perspectives, as they consider any pierced object to be a bead and any vessel made of woven materials to be a basket. The artworks range in size from just a few inches to nearly eight feet. Many of the artworks will be available for purchase. Additionally, Ohio University Press, Athens, Ohio, has published a full-color book documenting the complete Bead International 2008 and Beyond Basketry 2008 collections. The book is available for purchase through The Dairy Barn Arts Center's gallery shop or website, www.dairybarn.org. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm, with Thursday evening hours until 8pm. Admission is $3.50 general, $2.50 for students and seniors with valid ID, and free for members and children under 12. The Dairy Barn Arts Center is located at 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, Ohio. Visit our website for more information. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.