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For Immediate Release: 1/11/19

For More Information:
Tyler Read
Rapid City Arts Council
605.394.4101 x208

WHAT: Leaves: Raw Edge Applique Art Quilts by Tonna Zieske

WHEN: January 14 – February 22, 2019

WHERE: Bruce H. Lien Cultural Café & Gallery | Dahl Arts Center


 Emerging Artist Tonna Zieske exhibits her work in Leaves: Raw Edge Applique Art Quilts


The Rapid City Arts Council is pleased to host the art quilts of Tonna Zieske’s finely crafted exhibit, Leaves. This exhibit will be on display in the Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe at the Dahl Arts Center from January 14 through February 22, 2018. The public is also invited to attend the opening reception for the exhibit on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 5-6:30pm.


Zieske has been a quilter for many years, but it has been just one year that she’s been working on raw edge applique quilts centered around the subject of landscapes. These quilts are meticulously crafted, at times appearing to almost be a photograph.


“Art has always been a passion. When I was seven I got one of the best presents ever: a box of 64 crayons. Oh, the thrill of all those colors! Grades one to twelve are memorable because of art classes and the teachers who gave me encouragement. After that, my art education was adult education classes in oil painting and watercolors long ago. I’ve always worked for newspapers or printing companies, many of those years as a graphic artist. Now that I am retired I have TIME to pursue the art I enjoy.

Along the way I discovered quilting. Visual and tactile! What a great creative outlet… in any direction one may care to go, from traditional to modern. The development of quilt-as-art is exploding and the fabric industry is trying to keep up. Batik fabric is my current favorite “medium” though it creates interesting limitations.”


For more information, please contact Tyler Read at tyler@thedahl.org or call 605.394.4101 x208.