WoolWorks by Harriet Anderson :: Exhibits
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October 18, December 8, 2013
Sunday December 8th from 1 - 4 PMread more
November 15 - January 18, 2013read more
New Year's Eve 100th Birthday of The Barn Kickoff
October 18, December 31, 2013
Kick off the New Year at the Dairy Barnread more
Show Us Your Barns Call for Entries
June 1 - July 27, July 29 - August 14, August 17-20, 21 - December 15, 2013read more
In & Around the Barn
July 6 - September 21, October 22 - December 31, 2013read more
December 5-7, 9-, 2013read more
WoolWorks by Harriet Anderson
October 15, 19-21, 23-30, 31, November 2-6, 7-13, 14-19, 20-1, December 2, 4-11, 12-, 2012
In Celebration of Harriet Jacoby Anderson of what would have been her 100th Birthday in 2013, the Dairy Barn Arts Center presents WoolWorks by Harriet Anderson, founder of the Dairy Barn Arts Center.
Harriet Jacoby Anderson, a painter and textile artist, received an M. A. in fine arts from Ohio University in 1933. She spent the following years raising a family, and in 1961 she returned to school to study techniques of modern art at the Ohio State University. Beginning a career as an artist, Anderson developed an unusual style of collage using acrylic paints, natural (or “found”) materials, and Japanese papers. In 1967, she began to work in wool and fiber tapestries as well. Anderson has been honored with numerous one-person shows, and her pieces are in local and national collections, including the David Rockefeller Collection in New York City, the Union Gallery at the Ohio State University, and the Huntington Trust Gallery.
Anderson is also acknowledged as a devoted patron of the arts. She was a volunteer for the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts. She served as president of Columbus Beaux Arts, chairperson of the Designer Craftsmen Show, member of the Women’s Board of Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, and member of its board of trustees. Moving to Athens, Ohio, in 1973, she founded Friends of Trisolini Gallery at Ohio University and started a gallery shop to provide an outlet for local craftsmen. In addition, she was a trustee of the Hocking Valley Arts Council, chaired the Visual Arts Committee for the Ohio Arts Council, and served on the board of the Ohio Foundation of the Arts, the Trisolini Gallery Board, and the Public Broadcasting Advisory Board for Ohio University.
Anderson’s advocacy is perhaps best exemplified by her efforts to establish the Dairy Barn as a center for crafts and arts in Southeast Ohio. Slated for demolition in 1977, the sixty-three-year-old barn seemed to Anderson a perfect home for a cultural arts center. Her campaign to accomplish this goal was successful, and the Dairy Barn is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Anderson had both an architectural and an artistic vision that was essential in the preservation of cultural possibility in this area.