Saturday, January 29, 2011

Textural Rhythms In Jazz at MOAD 2011

Greetings All,
Friday was the opening for Textural Rhythms in Jazz at the Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco, CA. Here is a slide show of the opening and the panel discussion. Enjoy;-)


ARTIST’S PANEL: Panel discussion with local and featured textile artists Marion Coleman, Ed Johnetta Fowler-Miller, Alice Beasley, Adrienne Cruz, and Olaitan Valerie Scott, moderated by Dr. Patricia Turner, author of Crafted Lives: Stories and Studies of African American Quilters. Saturday, January 29, 4-6pm.

WORKSHOP: Join master quilter Ed Johnetta Fowler-Miller for a two-day Improvisational Quilting Workshop. Saturday, January 29 & Sunday, January 30, 11am-3pm

LECTURE & PERFORMANCE: A Tribute to Charlie Parker with the Jetta Martin Dance Company. Choreography inspired by the music of Charlie Parker. Sunday, February 6, 2-4pm.

ARTIST’S DEMONSTRATION: Quilting in Process: Quilting Demonstration by the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland. Saturdays -February 12, March 5, and April 23, 2-4pm.

FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION: Director Lauren Cross will introduce The Skin Quilt Project, her documentary that explores colorism in the African-American community, followed by a Q & A and discussion with the audience. Friday, February 18, 6-9pm.

FAMILY DAY: African American Quilting Traditions Art Activity. Led by Artist Nicole Brown. Saturday, February 19, 12-4pm.

LECTURE & PERFORMANCE: Jazz in the Gallery Series featuring faculty members from the Berkeley Jazzschool. Drummer and percussionist Jaz Sawyer on Sunday, February 20, 2-4pm. Trombonist Wayne Wallace on Sunday, March 20, 2-4pm. Pianist and percussionist Kwame Coleman on Sunday, April 17, 2-4pm.

WORKSHOP: Join master quilter Marion Coleman in creating quilts inspired by jazz, memory, family stories, cultural change, and a world filled with color. Saturdays - March 12, March 19, and March 26, 11am-2pm.

LECTURE & BOOKSIGNING: Dr. Patricia Turner speaks on her authoritative account of the powerful bonds between generations of African American quiltmakers, Crafted Lives: Stories and Studies of African American Quilters. Saturday, March 12, 2-4pm.

FILM SCREENING: Adire: Indigo Textiles Amongst the Yoruba. Screening of the award winning documentary film on the traditional indigo dyeing and textile design amongst the Yoruba in Oshogba, Nigeria. Friday, March 18, 6-8pm.

CURATOR’S TALK: Lecture presentation by exhibition Curator, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, discussing the quilting tradition in African American culture, jazz quilting, and the themes present in Textural Rhythms. Saturday, April 2, 2-4pm.

FILM SCREENING: The Quilts of Gees Bend. Set in the Gee's Bend quiltmakers' homes and yards and told through the women's voices, this music-filled documentary takes viewers inside the art and fascinating living history of a uniquely American community and art form. Friday, April 15, 6-7pm

Thursday, January 27, 2011

6th Annual Black Pearls Exhibit

Greetings All,
Today I got a call that all of my pieces that I submitted to "The Black Pearls Exhibit" had arrived. The Black Pearls Exhibition will be on display February, 5 through March 27, 2011 at the Garfield Park Arts Center, in Indianapolis, IN at 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, IN 43203.

The opening/reception is Feb 5th and it will feature live jazz from the Steven Weakley Jazz Trio. The reception hours are 5 to 7 pm. For more information on this and other Garfield Park events, please call (317) 327-7135, go to or visit the GPAC page on Facebook.

The three pieces that I will have in this exhibit are: Urban Bush Mask-V (left), Meditation-II (center), and Dive Deep (right). My friend LaShawnda Crowe Storm of the "Lynch Quilt Project" is co-curating this event and if you are in the area do check it out.

Monday, January 24, 2011

FAC - C.I.S. Opening - Jan 2011

Greetings All,

Here is the slide-show from the opening of C.I.S. (Conversations in Stitch) a Fiber Artists Coalition exhibit at the Anderson Art Center in Kenosha, WI. The exhibition will run until March 20, 2011 and if you are in the area do stop by and check it out and let us know what you think. Enjoy.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Black Nouveau & Visions, Voices, viewpoints and Victories of African American Artists

Greetings All,
"Visions, Voices, Viewpoints and Victories of African American Artists" guest curator Della Wells, along with Peltz Gallery owner Cissie Peltz were interviewed for "Black Nouveau" televison in Milwaukee, WI. The segment includes works by Reginald Baylor, Mutope J. Johnson, Evelyn Patricia Terry, Sharon Kerry Harlan, Zeph Farmby, George Williams, Jr, and yours truly Trish Williams, etc. There is also a segment on an artist that's not in this exhibit, but I found to be very fascinating name Chakaia Booker and do check her website for more info about her/her work. I hope that you enjoy it.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Piece of the Week and openings reminders.

Greetings All,
Here's one of my latest creation. "Lone Tree" (below left) this is a small piece that I enjoyed doing because I used strings from a blue-jean top that I made and when I washed it strings were raveling and needed to be cut and pulled. Hence I had a pile of string that I could used and it became the land at the bottom of this piece adding much texture.

Also I would like to send out a gentle reminder of two openings this weekend. January 21st at the Peltz Gallery at 1119 Knapp Street, Milwaukee, WI will be the opening for "Visions, Voices, Viewpoints and Victories of African American Artists". Opening/reception with be on Friday at 6:00 to 9:30 pm and there will be Coffee, Conversation and Comfort Food on Saturday, January 22nd at the gallery and breakfast is free.

Sunday, January 23rd "Conversation In Stitch" at the Anderson Art Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin and the opening reception is 1:30 to 4:00 pm at 121 Sixty-Sixth Street. So if you are in any of these areas do check out these exhibits and my exhibit at Concordia University Chicago is up until Febuary 13, 2011 at the Ferguson Gallery, Kretzman Hall.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

P.I.E.C.E.S. Opening Reception Slide-Show

Greetings All,

Here is a slide show of the artist reception at Concordia University's opening of P.I.E.C.E.S. I'm so very grateful to BettyAnn Mocek for offering me the opportunity and thank you to all my family/friends that come out to support me. I love you all for always being there. The students were just wonderful and I look forward to tomorrows artists talk. I hope that you enjoy the slide show.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Visions, Voices, Viewpoints and Victories of African American Artists"

Willie Cole "Rapture"

Greetings All,
Today I got the postcards (above) for the exhibit curated by Della Wells at the Peltz Gallery at 1119 E. Knapp Street in Milwaukee, WI. The opening/reception is January 21st at 6pm until 9:30 pm. There will be paintings, drawings, collage, quilts, outsider art and original prints by more that 25 artists: David Anderson, Marion Banks, Reginald Baylor, Trenton Baylor, Brad Bernard, Kevin Boatright, Blanche Brown, Chrystal Denise Gillon, Amber Robles Gordon, Sharon Kerry-Harlan, Sonji Hunt, Mutope Johnson, Darlene LaMar, Chrys Carroll, Portia Cobb, Willie Cole, Laci S. Coppins, James Edwards, Zeph Farmby, Sam Gilliam, George McCormick, Ras' Ammar' Nsoroma, Rosemary Ollison, Evelyne Sainte-Poma, Alsion Sarr, Evelyn Patricia Terry, Kara Walker, Della Wells, Kehinde Wiley, George Williams, Jr and your truly Trish Williams. So if you are in the area do stop by and see the exhibit.
The Make Me Feel Like Dancing

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition

Greetings All,
Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition opens at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco January 27, 2011 – April 24, 2011

Textural Rhythms, curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, Founder and Coordinator of The Women of Color Quilters Network unites two of the most well known and popular artistic forms in African American culture, jazz and quilts.
The exhibition of 64 quilts includes work from some of America’s best known African American quilters, Michael Cummings, Edjohnetta Miller, Tina Brewer, and Jim Smoote as well as quilts by top Bay Area quilters, Marion Coleman and Alice M. Beasley. I am humble to be in such company. Do check out their websites to see what I'm talking about and if you are in the area visit go to the exhibit or you can purchase a copy of the exhibit catalog (below).

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Moody Mood

Greetings All,
I have finished my latest piece "A Moody Mood"(below) and above is the section that I made to connect the two piece to create a whole and more suitable tribute to one of the greatest saxophone players of all time. I hope that you enjoy my piece and the music.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year - Piece of the Week

Greetings All,

Happy New Year and I hope/pray that all is well. I also hope/pray that you have a great/safe new year and thank you for stopping by my blog. I also thank you for forgiving my grammar, my type O's and spelling. I copied that from Sister Stich Alot's blog and I love her blog and her posting this reminder of who some of us are. My intentions are to encourage, inspire and share and not to point out flaws. I hope that I have achieved that and look forward to doing more in this new year.

Below is my newest/latest piece. I've been working all week long on finishing pieces and they've thus far they have all been about jazz. This Sassy and she didn't come out looking like who I wanted her to be, but I'm ok with that. I will marry her with the James Moody piece that I created earlier and see what happen before I go to have my New Years tradition of Gumbo. Yes I said Gumbo. Not Collard greens, Black-eye peas or those other wonderful dishes that most of my friends will be having. My family and friends have been having Gumbo, steaks, and Champagne for our celebrations for the pass 10 years or more. So why change a good thing?

I also forgot to post those last two principles of Kwanzaa and do forgive me for that. Have a great day and much love/peace/grace.

Dec. 31st KUUMBA CREATIVITY - To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

Jan. 1st IMANI FAITH - To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

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