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Efroymson Sponsored Visiting Artist Rowland Ricketts at UE

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

The University of Evansville Art Department is planning an exhibit, lecture and demonstration by Rowland Ricketts, III, sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund. Ricketts utilizes natural dyes and historical processes to create contemporary textiles that span art and design. He will present a public lecture on Sunday, February 23 at 3 p.m. and a student demonstration at 10 a.m. Monday, February 24 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery (located at the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues.)

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is open Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 6 pm and Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. Ricketts’ exhibit will be open from February 21 to March 7.

Trained in indigo farming and dyeing in Japan, Ricketts received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005 and is currently an assistant professor in textiles at Indiana University’s Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art. His work has been exhibited at the Textile Museum (Washington, DC), Cavin-Morris Gallery (New York), and Douglas Dawson Gallery (Chicago) and has been published in Textiles Now, FiberArts, Selvedge, Surface Design Journal, and Hand/Eye Magazine. He is a recipient of a 2012 United States Artists Fellowship.

His work may be seen online at http://www.rickettsindigo.com/.

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