Quilt Show at Berea College


Laura Petrovich-Cheney is a sculptor whose work mirrors the human experience, so full of transformation, second chances, reinvention, and resilience. Her work finds meaning within experienced natural disasters and the debris that litters the affected communities. The once organized neighborhoods became recognizable only as piles of rubble haphazardly distributed during the chaos. Inspired by contemporary and traditional quilts, she pieced together found wood from the homes destroyed by these storms. These devastations, including Hurricane Sandy and the Gatlinburg, TN fires,  serve as evidence to how we all suffer loss regardless of color, language or economic status. Our hearts break equally and painfully. Laura’s own story unfolded when her parents lost their home after Hurricane Sandy; and subsequently, her father eventually lost his life repairing that home. However, the main focus of the work is not loss, rather the work is about the creation of something healing, meaningful and hopeful in the wake of severe destruction. As the artist writes, “The work is rooted in repetition and pattern to mimic life, growth, regeneration.”

The Doris Ulmann Galleries educate, inspire, and challenge the broader Berea College community by showcasing high-quality art exhibitions and by interpreting and preserving the culturally significant Berea College Art Collection.

Gallery Hours: Mon – Thur: 8am-6pm, Fri: 8am-5pm, Sun: 1pm-5pm

Location:  The Doris Ulmann Galleries Rogers-Traylor Art Building, Corner of Ellipse St. & Chestnut St. , Berea, KY 40404


Artist will present at the gallery during the week of February 4-10, 2019

For more information about the exhibit, please contact:

Molly K. Baker

Manager, Doris Ulmann Galleries

Assistant Curator, College Art Collections

CPO 2162 | Berea, KY 40404 | 859-985-3083 | [email protected]



For more information about the artist, please visit www.LauraCheney.com

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