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

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