February 23 - March 26, 2016

Opening reception
February 26

Marilyn Tunzi
Custom Quilts

Ginger M. Tunzi is a creator with a passion for mastering design with a sense of adventure and promise. Born in Chicago, and raised in Galesburg, Illinois, Ginger earned a Bachelor of Arts from Illinois State University in Fine Arts. She returned to Chicago for personal and professional opportunities in 2006. She shares her life and home with her love, David, and two jolly dachshunds, Henry & Charlie. Ginger’s successful professional career, working for Blick Art Materials, Manufacturer Marketing Groups, Agency, Sears/Kmart, Walgreens, and Valspar, has lead to many fulfilling experiences. Her personal work explores the relationship between abstract forms of the human figure and sartorial elegance. It merges her imagination and memory, drawing on people, style, and many influences throughout her life. Ginger relies upon her conscious and subconscious to shape and transfer those impressions to fruition. A love-interest in the human figure led her to the exaggerated human shape, rendered with strong color, pattern, and detail.

Marilyn H. Tunzi was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She attended and received her Fine Arts Degree from The Art Institute of Chicago and quickly became employed as an Interior Designer for Marshall Field Company/contract division. Whilst attending AIC, Marilyn met Joseph P. Tunzi, and they married in 1958. They had 3 children: Scott, Todd, and Ginger. In 1969, she and her family moved to Galesburg, Illinois, to raise their family. Galesburg opened up multiple opportunities for Marilyn. Passions. She began studying music at Western Illinois University and Carl Sandburg College earning degrees from both. She began teaching music at The Lutheran School in Galesburg. After a handful of years, she decided to teach piano from her home. 35 years of gusto! Marilyn still mentors her piano students to be the best of the best. After a visit to a quilt show in Bishop Hill, Marilyn fell in love with everything quilting.