Friday, May 27, 2011

Stories in Cloth: The Threads of Daily Life

Greetings All,
"Stories in Cloth: The Threads of Daily Life". May 21 – July 31, 2011 @ Loyola University Museum of Art - 820 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 0611. Textiles decorate and signify, disguise and protect, depict stories and enrich ceremonies. Dr. May Weber examines how textiles have been essential to the rituals and traditions of everyday life through objects in her own collection. RSVP to luma@luc.edu or 312.915.7608



Image: Child's Cradle (detail), Anatolia (modern-day Turkey), Collection of Dr. May Weber

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Beverly Alice Nash.




Greetings All,
Beverly Alice Nash has two exhibits that she's participating in and wants to share that information with us.

1) SAQA Structures in Cloth scheduled for three venues in Colorado between 6/9/11 and 4/17/12. The places are: Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO; Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, CO; and Ft. Collins Museum of art in Ft. Collins, CO. The quilt to be exhibited is called Chonqing Home (Evening) and is part of a series inspired by a NYT photo of an apartment building in Chonqing.

2) Fabric of legacies 29th Annual Art Quilt Exhibition at the Lincoln
Center in Ft. Collins, CO. This exhibit was originally scheduled for July,
but it has been postponed to October because of renovations to the Lincoln Center. It is now scheduled to run from October 7 through November 13. The quilt for this exhibit is called Harlem Stripes and is a mash-up of African and Scottish plaids.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Ramona Dallum Lindsey and Stop the Violence.

Dear Friends,
I invite you to celebrate with us for the publication of our recent article in the American Quilter Magazine. Former magazine editor, Marjorie L. Russell, wrote a very flattering 3 page article titled, "Children Speak Through Quilting: Peace Not Violence", for the May 2011 issue. The article features full color photos of both Stop the Violence quilts, 2 students, and myself. The magazine is currently on news stands at select major chain booksellers. You can also purchase copies on-line by visiting this link http://www.americanquilter.com/ I hope you will go out and find a copy for your magazine collection. Please also feel free to visit visionsofus.blogspot.com to learn more about future fabric art projects for students.

Sincerely,

Ramona Dallum Lindsey