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;-)
RELATED PROGRAMS and EVENTS
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