Oriential Passage, 2005

June 6 - August 24, 2018

Jack Edson, Where These Dreams Go

The Cass Project is excited to announce the opening of our summer solo show, Wednesday, June 6, 5-7pm, with work by Jack Edson. A retired librarian after 46 years at the Hamburg Public Library, he’s a self-taught sewer who began quilting in the 70’s. Inspired by his study of art history and Chuck Close’s use of the grid system, he creates portrait quilts of famed images spanning history and personal tributes to his heroes, such as Thomas Eakins and Georges Seurat. Where These Dreams Go, will include a cross-sectional view of Jack’s quilt work through the past decades. This show will be on view through August 24.

The gallery is open to the public, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Jack Edson, a quilter from Hamburg, NY, earned his BA from Canisius College and his Master of Library Science from the University of Rhode Island. In 2017, Jack retired as the director of the Hamburg Public Library, after serving that position since 2005. Currently, he has work is on display at the Northwest Quilt and Fabric Art Museum, in the exhibit, "Material Men 2, Contemporary Masters,” with other famed quilters such as Ben Venom. Jack has been spending his free time traveling, visiting museums and making art.