Rosemary Ollison: Prosperity in a Million Scraps

August 11, 2019 - December 8, 2019

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Opening reception: Sunday, August 11, 2019 – 3-5 pm (FREE)
Fashion show: Beyond Fashion: Saturday, August 24, 5-7 pm; 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. At Lynden creates an immersive environment within the former home of Harry and Peg Bradley. Spreading beyond the gallery, where a nineteen-foot leather quilt will hang, Ollison will transform Lynden’s dining room, preparing it for an imaginary dinner party. Ollison is a 76-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. This is a Call & Response event.


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