Art Exhibit "Dawn Murtaugh: Fiber Art" Now on Display at UE

Evansville, IN (11/01/2022) — The University of Evansville (UE) presents "Dawn Murtaugh: Fiber Art," an exhibit currently on display at the Krannert Gallery through December 10. The gallery is located inside the Krannert Hall of Art and Music, and it is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and noon until 8:00 p.m. on Sundays.

A public reception for artist Dawn Murtaugh will be held on Thursday, November 3, at 6:30 p.m. The reception will ne held in the Krannert Gallery, and the public is invited to attend. The exhibit and reception are part of the Emerging Contemporary Artist Lecture Series, sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund and the UE Department of Art.

Dawn Murtaugh received her bachelor's degree from St. Xavior College, and she then continued her studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. As a self-taught textile artist, her fiber art has been exhibited in juried shows and invitational exhibitions throughout the Midwest, and her pieces grace many private collections. She is involved with the American Quilters Society, Studio Arts Quilt Associates, and Raintree Quilters Guild.

Murtaugh is passionately immersed in the production of textile wall hanging, celebrating color, nature, and recycled fabrics. Her artwork is based on the historical reference of traditional quilting, where small bits of both plain and fancy clothes were saved to reuse in serviceable clothing or bedding. Murtaugh uses this perspective as she takes remnants of the past in the form of trims, upholstery fabric, jeans, leather, and more.

For more information, contact the UE Art Department of Art at 812-488-2043 or email

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