Bryan Grove is a consignee artist and does not have store hours.
620-767-7604 G3 Lake Rd, Council Grove, KS 66846
A relative newcomer to the art quilting, Bryan explores the evolution of the prairie through the use of quilting and fiber collage techniques. His artwork explores the enduring qualities of the land and the impact of past and present cultures on the land.
Bryan was born and raised in Axtell, Kansas. He received a BSE in Art Education from Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia in 1966, a MA in Art Education from Ohio State University in 1970 and a PhD in Art Education from Ohio State University in 1996. After 33 years of public school teaching in Alaska, Washington State and Ohio, he returned to Kansas to teach at Emporia State University and live in the Flint Hills of Council Grove with his wife, Marcy.
While living and teaching in Ohio, one of the centers of traditional and contemporary quilting in the United States, Bryan was influenced by viewing the quilts of the Amish and the contemporary art quilts featured at the 1999 Quilt National Exhibit at the Cultural Art Center in Athens, Ohio. This juried exhibit has provided a display forum for quilts that do not necessarily fit within traditional quilt categories. While attending the 1999 Annual Quilt Surface Design Symposium in Columbus Bryan was introduced to internationally recognized fabric artists and art quilters sharing their expertise in a variety of surface design techniques.
Since returning home to Kansas in 1999, I have focused my creative fiber statements on the impressions and images of my youth and historic relationships that we have with the land on which we live. My fiber artworks are a creative blend of earth tone fabrics and images that tell the story of these relationships.
I offer trunk shows featuring wall hangings with a wide range of fabric collage techniques. I offer workshops that introduce and teach participants a variety of fiber collage techniques used to illustrate the beauty of nature.