Tuesday, April 08, 2008

MLK Intergenerational Quilters, Shreveport: pine-cone quilt purchased by Oprah as gift to Maya Angelou; remainder of quilts on exhibit at Artspace, 710 Texas

Artspace quilt show, Shreveport
Originally uploaded by trudeau
The MLK Intergenerational Quilters exhibit at Artspace is colorful and absorbing, says artist Tama Nathan on her blog, Shreveport Images. Following is her description of the opening reception:

It features many older quilts created by the MLK ladies, as well as some created w. a student group through months of Saturdays. Last night's opening featured one magnificent red and white pine cone quilt that will not be on display again as it has been bought by Oprah, to be given as a gift to Maya Angelou.

Three Intercity Row dancers performed 3 beautiful pieces particular to the creation of quilts by black women and received loud applause. Their performances were enhanced too by the electric background of the beautiful pieces.

Also receiving resounding applause and chuckles were Shreveport's mayor, Cedric Glover, and his marvelous mother, Elizabeth Glover; she is the founder of the MLK Intergenerational Quilters.

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