(event) Quilting the World's Conscience: Gallery Exhibit Opening

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Thu Feb 21, 2019 - 6:30PM to 8:00PM

***Gallery space is limited, and this event is now SOLD OUT.  If you were unable to secure an RSVP, please check back for future artist talks related to this exhibit. Exhibit will be showing through May 2019, please arrange a visit to Texas Folklife gallery during gallery hours (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm)***


Free entrance with RSVP

Texas Folklife invites you to join us for an exhibit opening of "Quilting the World's Conscience" at the Texas Folklife Gallery.  The art exhibit Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the World's Conscience will feature quilts on display. Quilting the World's Conscience is a call for action orchestrated by Carolyn Mazloomi and the Women of Color Quilters Network & Friends. Through the art of quilting, artists interpret the thirty articles of the Declaration of Human Rights with a variety of styles and techniques. 

Artist talk by Texas based quilters from the Women of Color Quilters Network & Friends.  The two-part exhibit, installed by Texas Folklife gallery exhibit coordinator Rebecca Bingman, will be open at the Texas Folklife Gallery in Central Austin from Feb 21 to May 24th.  A total of fifteen quilts will be on display Feb 21 - April 8; the exhibit will then rotate to showcase the additionall fifteen quilts. 

Learn more about the "Quilting the World's Conscience" exhibit here:

https://www.texasfolklife.org/article/gallery-exhibit-quilting-the-worlds-conscience

 

Parking Information:

Parking is available in Texas Folklife's gravel driveway, on street immediately in front of building, and Asterra Properties (located next door). Overflow parking available at Recycled Reads (5335 Burnet Rd). Please use spaces in the back or on the south side of the Recycled Reads building. Please note neighborhood restricted parking signs, Texas Folklife is not responsible for any charges related to car towing.

 

This event and exhibit are made possible in part by the board and members of Texas Folklife, and by grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts with an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Exhibit courtesy of Carolyn Mazloomi and Women of Color Quilters Network & Friends. Installation by Rebecca Bingman.