Thursday and Friday evenings from August 3 through August 31, 2012, visitors can try their hand at a mixed media quilting project in the Grand Lobby using various materials and inspiration from the exhibition Creation Story: Gee’s Bend Quilts and the Art of Thornton Dial, on view in the Ingram Gallery from May 25 through September 3, 2012. Quilts made by the women of Gee’s Bend, a small rural community southwest of Selma, Ala., feature a sophisticated orchestration of color and eccentric quasi-geometric shapes composing what the New York Times has said are “some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced.” Inspired by the Gee’s Bend exhibition, participants will use decorative paper, fabric, ribbon and paint to explore how pattern, color and shape are related to quiltmaking. This art-making activity in the Grand Lobby is free and open to all visitors.
August 31, 2012
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