Elizabeth G. Kuhn

The Hostages, 1995

Triple-weave pick-up

60" x 45.5"


War does terrible things to ordinary people.  It provides opportunity for savagery and violence by individuals who are normally confined by social mores and laws.  War can deprive anyone of home, food, security, job, family, belongings, and life itself.  Women and children are especially vulnerable to the ravages of violence.  All people are hostages in one sense or another in times of war.

Exhibitions of The Hostages
  • Fiber '95, Textile Arts Centre, Chicago, Illinois, 1995
  • Annual Juried Student Exhibition, School of Art Main Gallery, Kenet State University, 1996
  • Images--Fiber Work, Meadow's Gallery, Denton Visual Arts Center, Denton, Texas, 1996
  • Synergy, Littman Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 1996
  • Paper/Fiber XX, Arts Iowa City Center and Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa, 1997
  • Fiberart International '97, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1997
  • Materials: Hard & Soft, Meadows Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas, 1997
  • Thirteenth Annual Greater Midwest International Exhibition, Art Center Gallery, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri, 1998
  • The Best of 1998, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio, 1998
  • The Best of 1998, The Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio, 1998
  • Messages and Meanings in Woven Cloth, (MFA Exhibition), Gallery 138, Kent, Ohio, 2000
  • Fort Smith Art Quest Exhibition, Civic Center, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 2001
  • The Woven Comment, Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, Kentucky, 2002