Quilted Conversations: Voicing Challenges in Our Own Communities

Saturday, September 24, 2016, - 9/20/16 7:00 p.m.

Mirken Education Center

The Colby College Museum of Art has teamed up with the Feminist Alliance, Womxn of Color Alliance (WOCA) and Students Organized for Black and Hispanic Unity (SOBHU) to facilitate a series of community engagement events addressing issues of troubling cross-cultural power dynamics. The purpose of this event is to build community through the arts but at a much more personal level. Inspired by Teresa Margolles: We Have A Common Thread, participants will work together to create quilt blocks which will be pieced together as a community quilt. Participants will reflect on issues of social and institutionalized injustice and violence and how artists and communities may respond to them.

We hope that those individuals who came to the first workshop have had a chance to reflect on Teresa’s work .If you missed our first workshop, you are still welcome to attend. We encourage all participants to bring materials that you might like to incorporate into your textile block. If you have your own supplies you are also welcome to bring those, but we will provide materials for a variety of techniques.

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