Thinking Art into Being: Ruth Miller's Contemporary Embroidery

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

386 Beach Boulevard

Biloxi, MS 39530

Phone: (228) 374-5547

Thinking Art into Being: Ruth Miller's Contemporary Embroidery

The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Gallery of African American Art - June 13 – August 19

Ruth Miller’s embroidery paintings begin as drawings derived from photographs. Working with only hand-held needles and completing all the stitching herself, Miller creates embroidered works that appear to be drawings. She likes the succinctness of drawing; the fact that the “blank” areas are alive with suggestions of what isn’t made explicit. Miller prefers life-size figures despite the extended production time. She utilizes the larger format to accommodate a greater amount of detail, using the texture of the wool to enhance and not overwhelm the characters and objects portrayed.

Facility Info
  • Description Meeting space for community clubs and organizations available! It is recommended that meetings be booked at least six weeks in advance. Donations are welcome, of course! The dining room can accommodate approximately 25 people and has a kitchen. The second room holds approximately 15. For a standing group, approximately 50-75 people at a time and there is also the front porch that will handle your special group meeting or event – weather permitting!
  • Number of Rooms 3