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Voices of American Design Lecture: Jon Eric Riis, Contemporary Tapestry Artist

Woven in Satire–Potent Messages Considered by many to be the nation’s leading contemporary tapestry artist, Jon Eric Riis creates artworks populated by figurative motifs that challenge ideas of beauty and mythology. His tapestries—recognized for both their provocative content and their … Continue reading

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USA Fellows for 2011 Announced Today

Every year, we honor 50 of America’s finest artists with fellowship awards of $50,000 each. The new USA Fellows for 2011 represent some of the most innovative and diverse creative talents in the country. We invite you to meet them … Continue reading

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The Opulent Object in Wood, Metal, and Fiber.

The Opulent Object in Wood, Metal, and Fiber:  Jon Eric Riis, Mike Harrison, and Richard Mafong. Photograph by Susan Sanders. Join Us for a Artist-Led Gallery Tour of The Opulent Object in Wood, Metal, and Fiber on October 27   … Continue reading

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Upcoming Shows

The Opulent Object In Wood, Metal & Fiber Jon Eric Riis, Richard Mafong and Mike Harrison Museum of Design Atlanta 1315 Peachtree Street Atlanta, Georgia 30309 www.museumofdesign.org 10.02.2011 thru 01.01.2012 Jon Eric Riis: Shimmer: The Contemporary Tapestries of Jon Eric … Continue reading

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Coinnaissance De Arts

Connaissance Des Arts has a piece on the exposition from May 27 to July 2, 2011 at Gallery Myrna Meyers and  Gallery Chevalier. Check it out. (All in French)

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Review: A loquacious “Race Sex Religion Politics…what not to talk about” at Emory’s Visual Arts Gallery

BY CATHERINE FOX | Mar 31, 2011 (Read the whole article at ArtsCriticaATL) Emory University’s Visual Arts Gallery hosts one of the more bracing exhibitions in town. “Race Sex Politics Religion…What not to talk about” does a lot of talking, … Continue reading

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Masters of the Medium Award from Renwick Alliance

I am on my way to DC to receive the Master’s of the Medium award from the Renwick Alliance. James Renwic Alliance “Jon  Eric Riis, fiber/tapestry Jon Eric Riis, from Atlanta, Ga., is an internationally known contemporary fiber artist who … Continue reading

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