Past Exhibitions :: Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition

Sunday, December 21, 2008 - Sunday, March 1, 2009
Exhibition Hall

Textural Rhythms
Marion Coleman (Castro Valley, California), Saturday Night Rhythms, 2005. Cotton, various threads, photo transfer, thread writing, machine quilted. Photo by Jim Ferreira.

This traveling exhibition unites the two most well-known and popular artistic forms in African American culture: jazz and quilting. Jazz, like quilting, is a woven art form. Both genres produce a textural harvest spun from the life fibers of masters of the imagination who create for our contemplation. Quilt making, as in jazz, evokes a host of complex rhythms and moods, then captures them in the creative process. When the two forms connect, the creative energy explodes exponentially. Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition releases both of these genres of art and becomes a showcase for the work of some of the talented artists in the Women of Color Quilters Network.

Also on View:  My Brothers' Thread: Fiber Works by and for Men of the African Diaspora


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