Logcabin Medley  | August 26 – September 30, 2017

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 5 PM

For Quilt County 2017 The Arts Center presents a larger than life theme on the log-cabin pattern.

Clay Lohmann 

For this exhibit, fiber artist Clay Lohmann creates a 3-dimensional cabin, constructed from panels in the historical log-cabin pattern. Each logcabin square measures about 36”. Lohman uses basic patterned cotton (as in older traditional quilting methods). Visitors to the exhibit will be able to enter the cabin. A video connects visitors to the pioneer character of the houses homesteaders built.

Lohmann invited artists Julie Green, Anna Fidler and Kerry Skarbakka to create the surroundings of the log cabin.

At 8 a.m. each morning for past fifteen years, Julie Green documents the garden view.The first dozen years were video, and now it is sumi ink on paper. She divides the paper up in rectangles representing the day of the month. Each day she paints 1 rectangle. The result is as pieced quilts are: one object that is built up out of smaller elements. Because she paints only one part of the image each day, there are small differences.
Anna Fidler is debuting a monumentally scaled work on paper inspired by the Triadic Ballet of 1922. The work consists of silhouetted autumnal trees and witchcraft as a theatrical backdrop to Lohmann’s cabin.  Fidler worked with high school students at her studio to help make the piece.

Kerry Skarbakka interprets the human element, creating a representation of an resident of a rural, forested home.

Anna is an Instructor and Julie and Kerry are both Professors in Oregon State University’s, School of Arts & Communication.


The Garden at 8 a.m. 2002-2017 (ongoing) by Julie Green.
Detail of series: Feb 2016, sumi on 8.5 x 11 inch paper

Logcabin structure