Gift of the RRPL Women’s Committee,
procured through Red Dot Project, Cleveland
Cleveland artist June O’Neil created this textile piece in celebration of the state
of Ohio’s bicentennial in 2003. It was originally created for an invitation show at
the Johnson-Humrick House Museum in Coshocton, Ohio in the summer of 2003.
According to the artist, the blue colors of this piece represent Lake Erie and
Ohio’s many rivers. The yellow and green colors denote Ohio’s trees and
meadows. The red colors represent the people fortunate to live amongst Ohio’s
natural beauty. The artist manipulated the fabric in order to maximize texture.
OHIO was purchased by the Women’s Committee and installed in 2007.