Love art, decor, and heritage? Be sure to add this event at the Morris Heritage Center to your list. Featuring Lowcountry art quilter, Torreah Washington, this March 7th event will be one for the books and highlights the rich African American tradition of quilt making. Check out full details below and be sure to share images of your favorite quilts using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle
HERITAGE TRAVEL: AFRICAN-AMERICAN QUILT TRADITION WITH COOKIE WASHINGTON
Torreah “Cookie” Washington is an art quilter based in Goose Creek, SC. She is the curator of the 13th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition: Black Gold. In this workshop, Washington will talk about the history and tradition of African-American quilting. Attendees will be able to observe a demonstration and participate in a simple make and take activity.
Background on 13th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition: Black Gold
Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique opportunity offers African American fiber artists an annual showcase to exhibit their original and innovative designs. This selection of pieces are on loan through the SC State Museum.
This year’s theme is directly inspired by the song Black Gold by Esperanza Spalding from her 2012 album Radio Music Society. The challenge for this year’s exhibit was for artists to review the lyrics of Spalding’s song, as well as the official music video, then create a fiber art piece that will inspire future generations.
Curated by Torreah “Cookie” Washington
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