Shie and Acord: Recent Acquisitions

June 18 - September 24, 2017

Inspired by events and observations from their personal lives,  the wife and husband team of Susan Shie and James Acord craft lively quilts that combine fabric, thread, paint, text, and found objects. A recent small gift of both small and large-scale works offers an opportunity to explore their collaborative working process.

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Susan Shie
Turtle Woman Quilt, 1990

Commercial fabrics, polymer, beads
found objects, and metallic and dyed cotton thread
17 x 18 1/2 x 1 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Dr. Ellen M. Poss
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

Susan Shie and James Acord
Owl Woman: A Green Quilt, 1991
Commercial fabrics, beads, puffy paint,
leather, found objects, and dyed cotton thread
41 3/4 x 30 1/4 x 1 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Dr. Ellen M. Poss
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Susan Shie and James Acord
The Fire Spirit: A Green Quilt, 1993
Commercial fabrics, beads, puffy paint,
leather, found objects, and dyed cotton thread
54 1/2 x 39 x 1 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Dr. Ellen M. Poss
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Susan Shie and James Acord
Ohio Blues Moon (Revised), 1990
Commercial fabrics, puffy paint, beads,
leather, found objects, and dyed cotton thread
50 1/2 x 40 1/2 x 1 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Dr. Ellen M. Poss
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Susan Shie
Fortune Telling, 1988
Commercial fabrics, buttons,
beads, and dyed cotton thread
20 x 18 x 1 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Dr. Ellen M. Poss
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Susan Shie
Fortune Telling, 1988
Commercial fabrics, buttons,
beads, and dyed cotton thread
17 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 1/2 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Dr. Ellen M. Poss
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
 

This exhibition is made possible by: Platinum Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, Windgate Charitable Foundation; Diamond Sponsors: Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation; Gold Sponsors - Herzfeld Foundation, Johnson Bank, National Endowment for the Arts, W. T. Walker Group, Inc.; Silver Sponsors - Andis Foundation, Racine Community Foundation, Real Racine, Runzheimer International Ltd., United Way Racine County, Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - CNH Industrial, EC Styberg Foundation, Educators Credit Union, In Sink Erator, The Norbell Foundation, Family Foundation, Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild; Media Sponsor - 88NINE Radio Milwaukee.