I don't know how I let this one get by me and it's in my hometown.
Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama dissects the milestone historic and momentous occasion in American history- the election of an African American man as commander in chief of the most powerful nation on earth. The Journey of Hope will bring to broad audiences a collection of power quilts from a wide range of quilting styles. Art quilts, folk art quilts and traditional quilts are included in this exhibit. Each of the works serves to educate the viewing public about the historic significance of the presidential election of 2008. No other art form is so closely identified with the American culture as quilt making. The exhibition of 90 quilts from some of America’s best-known fiber artists such as Adrienne Cruz, Peggie Hartwell, Sandra German, Sylvia Hernandez, Deborah Lacativa, Viola Burley Leak, Susan Shie, Penny Sisto, Jim Smoote and Adrienne Yorinks.
Article in WGNRadio…
“The exhibit is a tremendous achievement and was so well-received by a very (racially) diverse audience. Most people saw it as we saw it: not about politics, but history.”
Organized by the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Curated by Carolyn Mazloomi.
January 16 thru May 9th
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, Illinois 60637