March 25, 2023
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722
Artist & Curator Talk: Main & Lab Galleries: FREEDOM & Soft Skills
Saturday, March 25, 2023
The Uhuru Quilters Guild, a group of 80 predominantly African American quilters who meet monthly to share work, challenge skills, and inspire future projects, has a mission to promote the work and accomplishments of African American quilters and preserve the traditions, culture, and history of quilting. This exhibition will include a collection of masterful quilts, varying in size, technique, and imagery, inviting the audience to the power of functional art.
Soft Skills amplifies the legitimacy of textile art, both for the present enjoyment and conservation for the future. It champions artists subverting materials and forms that have historically faced public and institutional marginalization, to create deeply personal artworks and promote textiles as an enduring instrument for storytelling.B