A Tribute to Esme: Journey of Grief & Healing
October 1- January 14, 2011
YWCA Women's Art Gallery
Friday, October 1, 6-8 pm
On March 7, 2009, just weeks after her 13th birthday, Esme Louise Kenney was abducted and killed while jogging across the street from her home by a known murderer and sex offender. Outraged by this crime against a vibrant young woman, friends, family and community reached out to honor her memory by submitting quilt squares for the Esme Kenney Memorial Quilt. Esme's mother, Lisa Siders-Kenney has bravely and generously stepped forward in organizing this exhibit for the YWCA Women's Art Gallery.
The YWCA supports all efforts to stop violence and make our community safer for women and children and is honored to present this exhibit including the first showing of the Esme Kenney Memorial Quilt. Quilts by Esme and her mother, Lisa, will also be on display as well as works by other fabric artists paying tribute to her memory.
Leslie Alexandria, Amy Bogard, Ruby Brooke, Denise Burge, Judi Langewish Clausen, Kelly Frigard, Ali Hansen, Terry Hancock Mangat, Michelle Miller, Tina Westerkamp, Sherry Lynn Wood
The Women's Art Gallery is located in downtown Cincinnati, 898 Walnut Street, 45202, at the corner of 9th and Walnut across from the Public Library. For more information, call the YWCA at (513) 241-7090.
The plastic bag vest commissioned by Chris Kuehnel earlier this year.
Now that it's Labor Day Weekend, signifying the close of summer, I'm so relieved to be done with the heat and done with shows for a bit. Holiday show applications are all in, now I just wait and see. September will be spent breaking in my new studio space and working on a very special quilt.