Events Calendar

Saturday, December 14 2019

December 14, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Rosemary Ollison has transformed each of her apartments into an artist environment, deploying layers of pattern, duct tape sculptures, curtains of woven leather, crazy quilts, and inventive drawings. With Prosperity in a Million Scraps, her exhibition at Lynden, she has created an immersive environment within the former home of Harry and Peg Bradley. Spreading beyond the gallery, where a fourteen-foot leather quilt hangs, Ollison has transformed Lynden’s dining room, preparing it for an imaginary dinner party.

Join the artist for a gallery talk and holiday sale. Several of Ollison's handmade necklaces, as well as fashion items including one-of-a-kind dresses and ensembles, denim vests and jackets, and kimonos, will be available for purchase. The necklaces, ranging in price from $25 to $150, make wonderful holiday gifts, as do the notecards made from Christiane Grauert's watercolor sketches of Ollison's fashion show in August. The talk will begin at 2:30 pm.

About the Artist
Rosemary Ollison is a 77-year-old self-taught artist and 2018 Nohl Fellow in the Emerging category. At 16, Ollison moved to the Midwest from an Arkansas plantation, and she began making art in 1994 while healing from an abusive marriage. She collects glass, leather, bracelets, beads, bones, and jewelry from thrift shops and rummage sales and repurposes these materials into sculptural and wearable works.

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