Is this fantastic or what? This is publicity broadcast on Times Square for Quilting African American Women’s History: Our Challenges, Creativity and Champions, a fiber art exhibit curated by Carolyn Mazloomi. It opens Saturday, March 8 - July 30, 2008 at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center of the Ohio Historical Society in Wilburforce, OH. Carolyn states:
"In Quilting African American Women’s History: Our
Challenges, Creativity and Champions, the vitality of
quiltmaking and the resilient, creative spirit of Black
women come alive. The diversity of genre and
technique represented in the works reflect the
diversity of African American quiltmakers,
dispelling long-held misperceptions of African
American quilt aesthetics. Through these quilts,
our mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers
continue to speak of their lives and give guidance.
We are all blessed by their patience, perseverance,
and heroism. Through the eye of a needle
African American women have found their voices and
become authorities on their life experiences. The
voices of African American women are stitched into
their quilts. This exhibition is a validating expression
of cultural genius."
For more information about the exhibit, contact the museum: (937) 376-4944 or 1-800-752-2603 (toll free).
An exhibition catalogue is being published.