Q&A with the Artist, Page Turner whose exhibit, <em>Power and Restraint--a Feminist Perspective on Mormon Sisterhood</em>, is on display in the museum. Roanoke artist Turner collects items of deep personal meaning to painstakingly create delicate objects that honor the feminine, and the desires, experiences, and roles of women. Raised as a devout Mormon, she looks to the church and it’s complex history as inspiration. Her works are informed by the traditional hand-working skills that have been passed down through the generations. In this body of work, Turner explores the divide between righteousness within the faith and women’s personal power; with deep reverence, she pays homage to the original pioneer women of the Mormon Church, as well as the contemporary sisterhood.
Turner has exhibited widely in the Roanoke area, in Washington, DC; and in Los Angeles as part of the group exhibition<em> Oneira: I Dream the Self. </em>She was the cover artist for <em>Exponent II - Publishing the Experiences of Mormon Women since 1974,</em> and has been featured in multiple issues of <em>Studio Visit</em> magazine, blogs, and other media.
Exhibition through April 25. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-4 pm; Saturday 1-5 pm.