Benton County Historical Society and Museum will host an exhibit, "Quilt County: Botanicals in Fiber," featuring contemporary floral art quilts by Andrea Brokenshire, from Sept. 1 to Oct. 14.

A free reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at the museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath.

With an educational background in zoology and natural history, Brokenshire combines her love of the natural world with fabric to create art quilts that depict botanical imagery.

Brokenshire said in an artist's statement, “I try to express the essence of a flower with fabric. The curve of a petal, the vibrancy of color and the diversity of flora to me is sexy ... beautiful. For me, the creative process is a journey as essential as breathing. An expression of self."

Created from 2007 thru 2017, the collection represents Brokenshire's journey to find her artistic voice.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is always free. For more information, see bentoncountymuseum.org or call 541-929-6230.

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