America Celebrates! Quilts of Joy and Remembrance
Curated by Judith Trager
"America Celebrates!" an exhibition of fifty-four art quilts from American fiber artists, is a joyful, diverse, and sometimes touching look at how we see ourselves as a nation. The exhibition seeks to find how we as ordinary people share the threads and traditions that tie Americans together. Touching on holidays, cultural, and personal celebrations, the exhibition is a bright and colorful look at our cultural mores and how we see ourselves through our traditions. The exhibition will also feature those traditions that Americans brought with them as immigrants-Diwali from India, the Winter Solstice from Northern Europe, and Cinco de Mayo from Mexico. The artists in this exhibition are as diverse as the quilts themselves. The come from every geographical region of the United States and represent many ethnic an cultural groups.
Contents: Fifty-four art quilts
Space Req: 275-300 linear feet
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Joan Sowada, Mother's Day, 2009