Gallery Exhibit: Quilting the World's Conscience
Visit the Exhibit Weekdays from 10-5pm M-F and During the West Austin Studio Tour May 11-12 & May 18-19
Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the World's Conscience
The Visioning Human Rights exhibit features 30 intricately designed quilts created by members of the International Women of Color Quilters Network and Friends. The quilts are inspired by the four core freedoms defined by the 30 Articles of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration defined four core freedoms all people should have: Freedom of speech, freedom of belief, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
Each quilt is an immense work of art; their vibrant colors, striking imagery, and ideas that encapsulate one of the four core freedoms outlined by the UN Declaration of Human Rights: Freedom of speech, freedom of belief, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
This groundbreaking exhibit was curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellow. She challenged artists from all over the country to create compelling pieces on these uncommon canvases; the goal being to spark conversation and further the understanding of the UN Declaration’s 30 articles. “For me as an artist, I strongly believe that art has the capacity to touch the spirit and engage people, educate and heal in ways that words cannot,” - Carolyn L. Mazloomi.