Friday, February 20, 2009

Quilts for Obama - opening

My friend Mary Nelson went to DC during the inaugural last month and she went to see the exhibit of "Quilts For Obama". She took a picture with my piece "Change" (above) while no one was looking and she got one of the gallery entrance (below). Don't forget the exhibit has been extended until July 31st. So if you are in DC go by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and check out the exhibit do let me know what you think.
Mary went to another exhibit while in Washington at the International Visions gallery. The exhibit is titled "Forty Four" featuring artists Roy Lewis, Charly Palmer and Preston Sampson. The show runs until February 20, 2009. Check the website for more info.Yesterday I got the postcards(below) for the opening of the "Mermaid and Merwomen in Black Folklore" exhibit and was wowed by the art work on the front. The piece is by Deborah Grayson Bailey and it's titled "Olokum Kept Us". You can visit her blog to see her process in creating her masterpiece. The opening/reception is Saturday, February 21, 2009, 4:00 pm at the Avery Research Center, McKinley Washington Auditorium and the exhibition through March 31, 2009 in Carleston, South Carolina. This exhibit is Co-Curatored by Torreah "Cookie" Washington and Catherine Lamkin. So again if you are in the area go see the show and let me know what you think. Cookie, Catherine and Deborah are also in the "Quilts For Obama" exhibit.

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