Sunday, July 05, 2009

From Functional to Fancy: An Eastville Quilt Sampler exhibit - Opens July 18

Curator Patricia Turner presents “From Functional to Fancy: An Eastville Quilt Sampler” exhibit from July 18-August 11, 2009139 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor, New York, 11963. at the Eastville Heritage House, The opening reception is July 18 from 2 – 5pm and is open to the public. Exhibit admissions is $3 for adults.

According to the press release, the exhibit features a wide range of quilts and quilting styles including a life-sized quilt depicting legendary entertainer and activist Josephine Baker. Created by Riche Richardson, Ph.D., the Baker quilt, complete with a three dimensional banana skirt, was most recently exhibited in Paris, France.

The exhibit also includes a quilted tribute to President Barack Obama, conceived and created by Dolores Vitero Presley of Oakland, California.
Other established quilt artists include Kyra Hicks, Marion Coleman, and Julia Vitero. The exhibit contrasts these art quilts with more conventional quilts made for utilitarian purposes by members of the Alabama Freedom Quilting Bee. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I won't be in New York on July 18, however I will share information about this event with my network.

You continue to make us proud with your advocacy for African American quilters...

peace, Wayne