Luke likes to work with found textiles and after exploring the Wheeling area wanted to emblazon one of the buildings on a blazer.
He was interested in experimenting with screen printing, especially after viewing the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.
During the two week residency, there were two quilt shows.
A solo show in St Clairsville, Ohio at Ohio University Eastern (above) and a group show in Wheeling, West Virginia at the Wheeling Artisan Center (below) featuring Joe Cunningham, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Erin Wilson, and Luke Haynes.
The Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley welcomed Luke to lead a kids activity related to quilting. The kids wove colored strips of paper into different patterns.
There was also a special presentation in Pittsburgh at Techshop. Luke gave an artist talk and trunk show, sharing his process and some of his past projects. The audience got a chance to see the quilts up close, which added a lot of pop to the presentation.
Thanks to Luke for being a bundle of fun and inspiring so many people during his stay! The residency program is all about bringing talented people into the Ohio Valley to make work and share their talent with the community.