Quilt, Not Quilt: The Afterlife

Quilt, Not Quilt: The Afterlife
Open Book Cowles Literary Commons
On view October 12 – December 2, 2018

Opening reception Wednesday, October 17; 6-8pm
Artist talk, poetry reading, and special viewing at 7pm
Free and open to the public


Quilt, Not Quilt: The Afterlife features twelve artists who have repurposed tattered quilts into new forms such as paper, poetry, and broadsides.

The participating artists contemplated connections to the original quilts and their makers, focusing on craftsmanship and labor, scarcity and plenty, and stories that can be recalled and stories never to be recovered. Responding to questions of social, cultural, and economic history, the resulting exhibition culminates in diverse and unexpected transformations of material, story, and form.

The event will include an artist talk, poetry reading, and special viewing of selected works in the Target Performance Hall from 7-8pm. There will also be opportunities to speak with the artists and poets throughout the night. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Participating Artist List:

Zoë Bird
Katy Collier
Tari “TJ” Goerlitz
Georgia A. Greeley
Darius Homayounpour
Karen Kinoshita
Dana LeMoine
Rosa Maria de la Cueva Peterson
Jerry McClelland
Cathy Ryan
Patty Wheeler Andrews
Morgan Grayce Willow

Image: Quilt Not Quilt by Tari “TJ” Goerlitz