Included in this year's Student Art Show, the culmination of students' work throughout this past semester, is a quilt senior Brienne Cosman created for an independent study on feminist theories with Betty Bayer. Her quilt is an unusual rendering of Adam and Eve around the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
“I made this quilt with the intention of destroying two myths,” says Cosman. “The first is that Eve was a weak willed character, whose traits were representative of all women. In fact, in eating the apple, she was powerful and brave in accepting the reality of human life. The second myth I intend to dismantle is that quilting is a domestic craft and not 'high art.' Women have been creating beautiful quilts that should be regarded as art, not craft, having it put up in the student art show validates my theory that all quilts can be thought of as some form of art work.”
The student art show runs through May 15.