The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design

67 Broadway Street
Asheville , NC 28801
United States

PAST EVENTS

Gee's Bend: From Quilts to Prints

From: 
Friday, September 5, 2014
Until: 
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Since their first appearance at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2002, the quilts of Gee’s Bend have been the subject of national critical acclaim and popularity, not least demonstrated by their appearance on a set of American Treasures postage stamps. Made by multiple generations of women from the isolated, rural community of Gee’s Bend (now Boykin), Alabama, these quilts have been compared to the likes of high modernist paintings as well as improvisational jazz. With their innovative compositions of bold patterns, colors and textures, these masterful quilts continue to occupy the imagination of the American public.

The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (CCCD) partners with Warren Wilson College (WWC) to bring a selection of these national treasures to a Western North Carolina audience for the first time through this dual-venue exhibition.

Programming includes lectures, film screenings and artist workshops.