I was running a Google search this evening on a completely unrelated project when I happened to come across the above image. This is the advertising image for the exhibition Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery currently on view at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, TN. The exhibition opened there over the weekend after spending the past several months in New York City and Baltimore.
Just in case you can't figure out why I would be posting this image take a look at the artwork that accompanies it and see if it looks familiar. Yes, that is right, Dr. Gaither's My Spiritual Family quilt is serving as the poster child for all of the Memphis exhibit publicity. There is even a billboard with the quilt on it in Memphis. Given the dimensions of a billboard, I would imagine that the image of the quilt is probably close to actual size.
|Ashe to Amen exhibition entrance as posted on the Dixon Gallery and Garden's Facebook page.|
To learn more about the exhibition Ashe to Amen, click on the link below for an interview given by exhibition curator, Dr. Leslie King-Hammond and exhibiting artist Jared Small on the Memphis television station WREG. This amazing exhibition includes works a wide variety of artworks and creativity. In addition to Dr. Gaither's quilt there are paintings, photographs, fiber artworks, hats, and much more. The exhibit has been a great success in each city and has been featured in local and national publications..
I will post an in-depth walk through of My Spiritual Family in the coming week in the style of many of the other quilt descriptions on this website. In other website-related news we are currently working on an overhaul of this site which will make its debut in the coming months. We will keep you posted on the changes.