Friday, February 12, 2010

Updates and News

Good afternoon everyone!

It is a brisk wintery day here, but the sun is shining and the newest threat of snow says we shouldn't see the white stuff until Monday. I wanted to share a few news items and remind everyone about upcoming events.

Dr. Gaither was scheduled to give a talk this coming Sunday (14 February) at the Annapolis Barnes and Noble at 2 p.m., however due to the large amounts of snow everywhere and difficulty traveling around the area, the talk has been postponed. I will share information on a new date and time once it is determined. Her family story quilt will hopefully be on display at the store at some point in the next week. Until then, several gicle prints of her work are in the front window as part of an African American display.

As the Community Threads exhibition comes to an end in Hartford, CT, Dr. Gaither will be traveling up to Hartford to bring the quilts back as well as to give an artist talk at the end of the exhibition. A public artist talk is tentatively scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, 23 February. Final details are being sorted out now and will be posted here soon.

Come and join Dr. Gaither for a morning of artmaking at the LaMond-Riggs Public Library in Washington, DC for a quilting workshop. This workshop is brought to you by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture with co-sponsors Banneker-Douglass Museum and the DC Public Library. The program will be held on Saturday, 27 February 2010 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The program is free of charge and registration is not required. Event specifics can be found in the upcoming events calendar to the right of this post.

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore will display J2WH beginning 3 March 2010 through 6 June 2010. An artist talk will be scheduled during the exhibition with the inclusion of at least one more quilt in the My American Series in April for the National Art Education Association Conference occurring in Baltimore.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that the Black Watermen of the Chesapeake quilt will be coming back to Maryland and going on display at the Banneker-Douglass Museum on 20 March 2010. As part of the museum's celebration of Maryland Day 2010 hosted by the Four Rivers Heritage Area, the museum will offer a film and panel discussion on the black watermen with the quilt hung in the museum's lobby. The quilt will only be on display during this event, so make sure you come by and check it out.

Those are the updates as I have them. More details and updates soon!

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