Monday, October 13, 2014

Gwen Magee’s Quilts on Exhibit at UNCG

Gwen Magee, quilter
Quilts by the late Gwen Magee are on exhibit until November 8 at University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Visit the Gatewood Gallery, Gatewood Studio Arts Building, 527 Highland Ave., to view 18 quilts in “Lift Every Voice and Sing: The Quilts of Gwendolyn Ann Magee.”

Magee graduated from the campus in 1963, when it was called Women's College. According to an article in the New & Record, the idea for the exhibit came during a 50th reunion of Magee's former classmates. One classmate, Dot Moye, an art consultant, helped spearhead the effort to recognize Magee as an important artist on the campus.

Selected quilts from the exhibit will also travel to the High Point Museum in High Port, NC. The exhibit, “Pieces of the Past: The Art of Gwendolyn Magee,” will be on display from December 5, 2014 - February 21, 2015.  Enjoy!