Monday, February 1, 2016

Stitch Africa! History of African Textiles & African American Quilting #free #event #BlackHistory 2/5/16

Join us for Stitch Africa!

Renowned Textile Artist Marion Coleman will host a trunk show and lecture on the History of African and African American textiles and quilts. A quilting workshop will follow.

All events are free, and sponsored by the College of San Mateo Library.

Quilt and head shot of Marion Coleman wearing yellow shirt plus text of event details

Date: Friday, February 5th

Lecture and Trunk Show: 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Building 5, Room 202
Quilting Workshop: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Building 9, Library Classroom

About Marion Coleman
Memory, family stories, cultural change, and a world filled with color serve as her inspiration. For over thirty years Ms. Coleman worked as a counselor in youth and family services. She now combines this experience with her art to create work that explores memory, social change, and community.
headshot of Marion Coleman wearing yellow shirtMs. Coleman's work has been presented in several publications including Crafted Lives: Stories and Studies of African American QuiltersJourney of Hope: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama500 Art QuiltsCreative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project,Textural Rhythms: Quilting the Jazz Tradition. Ms. Coleman's work has also been featured in the O, The Oprah MagazineQuilting Arts Magazine, and American Craft Magazine. The books listed above are available in the CSM Library.
Ms. Coleman received a 2009 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award and a 2007 Creative Work Fund Grant to collaborate with two other quilt artists and the Bay Area Black United Fund for a project on African American health disparities.
Ms. Coleman has served on the Boards of Directors of the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland and Textile Arts Council of the deYoung Museum in San Francisco. She has also served on the African Advisory Council of the Oakland Museum.
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