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Kentucky quilts come to Fresno.

Two quilt exhibitions coming to the Fresno Art Center are important enough that quilt Fanciers--or anyone interest in folk art--may want to make plans to visit. From March 28 through May 19 is an exhibition by the nationally known fiber artist Jean Ray Laury. A dozen of Laury's contemporary quilts, ranging from poster size to 10-foot squares, will fill the main lobby of the newly refurbished art center.

From April 13 through May 19, you can see the only Western showing of "Kentucky Quilts 1800--1900." The 24-quilt exhibit, assembled by the Kentucky Quilt Project and sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibition Service, features works chosen by curators who traveled the state to find the best quilts produced in the 19th century. These are the survivors, those quilts not "used up." Some are pieced, others show fine applique work.

Open from 10 to 5 Tuesdays through Sundays, the Fresno Art Center is at 2233 N. First Street. Admission is $2 (free on Saturdays), free for children under 16. Free Saturday tours are given at 2 and 3.
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