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Quilting the World’s Conscience: Gallery Exhibit Opening
February 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Texas Folklife announces its newest gallery exhibit, Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the World’s Conscience. The touring exhibit, curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, showcases more than two dozen artists’ interpretation of the 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights – quilted with a variety of styles and techniques. The highly anticipated exhibit opens at the Texas Folklife Gallery in Austin on Feb. 21, with a reception featuring artist talks by Texas-based quilters from the Women of Color Quilters Network & Friends.
Quilting the World’s Conscience is a call to action. The exhibit serves not only to highlight a variety of quilting styles and techniques from women of color, but also as a tool to examine social inequities and build community through arts activism. Thirty artists are showcased in the exhibit, hailing from the UK to Texas, each creating artwork inspired by the parallel injustices currently faced by the African-American community. Through the art of quiltmaking, the artists tackle modern-day issues such as capital punishment, police brutality, women’s workplace inequality and human trafficking.