Soft Spot, meet and greet with Noah Otten
Soft Spot, a fabric art/mixed media exhibit by Noah Otten, opens February 7 in the ICC Performing Arts Center Gallery, located in the lobby of the facility. A talk by the artist is scheduled February 18 from noon to 1:00 pm in the gallery.
Soft Spots began with an investigation into the vast collection of fabrics left behind by Otten’s grandmother, an avid quiltmaker, after her passing in 2015. Calling upon traditional arrangements of pieced fabrics to form a multilayered hangable quilt is the artist’s major inspiration in the work.
Born in and currently working from Peoria, Otten received his bachelor of fine arts degree in studio arts from Bradley in 2017 with a concentration in oil painting. He recently completed a residenct at the Prairie Center of the Arts in Peoria, during which he began experimenting with sewing, quiltmaking and fabric art.
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