…It’s Come to This! Fiber Art Exhbit at Gallery 308

work by award-winning fiber artist sherry boram is featured at gallery 308 in october. the exhibit is entitled …it’s come to this! an opening reception is scheduled for the muncie arts culture council’s arts walk, october 7, 5 to 8 p.m. complimentary refreshments will be served.

gallery 308 is also proud to announce that students from east washington st. academy will sign copies of their prize-winning book, vincent van gogh’s cat, on the sidewalk in front of gallery 308 during arts walk. the book was written and illustrated by former second-grade students of the academy’s debbie brown, and won the grand prize for 2009-2010 from scholastic. the school received a check for $5,000 from scholastic.

the price of each book is $4.99. all proceeds benefit east washington st. academy. the book-signing is sponsored by the gallery’s living arts program.

sherry boram is a resident of pendleton who attended ball state university after graduating from pendleton high school. she is inspired by many artists, especially those in the internet group quiltart.com. her work has been exhibited locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, and also appears in books and magazines.

the numerous exhibits where her work has been shown include: the national afro-american museum and cultural center (wilberforce, oh); international quilt week (yokohama, japan); tohono chul park (tucson, az); mountain quiltfest (pigeon forge, tn); american sewing expo (novi, mi); lowell quilt festival (lowell, ma); nqa quilt show (columbus, oh); and quilters hall of fame (marion, in).

in 2009 alone boram participated in juried exhibits including journey of hope quilts, inspired by president barack obama, and the international quilt festival, world of beauty (houston, tx).

she has won multiple prizes at shows such as quilts in the park (pendleton, in), indiana heritage quilt show (bloomington, in), old church gallery quilt guild show (floyd, va); and mountain comforts quilt show (ferrum, va). collections in california, iowa, colorado and nebraska own her work. her work is also found in numerous private collections.

gallery 308 is a 501(c)(3) community art gallery which exists to provide exhibition space for artists, encourage innovative work and serve the community as a cultural and educational resource. it is located at 308 east main street, muncie. contributions to gallery 308 are tax-deductible. for more information about gallery hours, volunteer and donor opportunities, please call 765-289-8575.