Saturday, May 17, 2014

Jean Wells Keenan in PBS "Oregon Art Beat" Exhibition

Jean Wells Keenan is one of the artists featured in "The Oregon Art Beat Annual Exhibition", an exhibit by Oregon Public Broadcasting of artists who have been featured on Art Beat on PBS.  The exhibit is on display until June 15. The work is displayed in the galleries on the third floor of Pioneer Place, Portland, Oregon. The galleries are open Wed.-Sun, noon-6.

Jean received these thoughtful comments from Jeannette DeNicolis Meyer:

Dear Jean,
It was lovely to come upon your quilt at the OPB Art Beat Exhibit in downtown Portland today. The quilt's composition is so strong -- that little sliver of sky managing to balance all the subterranean  weight below. And I really resonated with the beautifully drawn and expressive quilting lines. It made my heart sing to be able to say that a quilt was one of the best pieces in such a large and comprehensive show. It's work like this, in shows like this, that will eventually make people realize that fabric and thread are just art supplies and that people who use them thoughtfully and with intentful are as much deserving of the term artist as those who work with paint or marble.

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