Sunday, December 28, 2008

Quilts for Obama at the Historical Society of Washington, DC

It is such a great honor to be included in this exhibit. Quilts for Obama; an Exhibit Celebrating the Inauguration of our 44th President is a joint effort of the Historical Society of Wasshington, DC, The Quilters of Color Network and The Group fo Cultural Documentation. Curator Roland L. Freeman has put together about 60 quilts from across the United States and also includes quilts from Kenya and from 1st Lady Micelle Obama's oldest living relative, Mrs Carrie Nelson. The Quilts for Obama exhibit will be on display from January 11th to January 31st 2009. More info can be obtained at: .
My quilt, "Hope Comes to Harlem" is one of 2 I created especially for this exhibit. The other, "On Shoulders We Stand" is currently at the Gadson Gallery (my home). Only one could go to DC so the honorable Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi helped to make the choice. Fellow HGQC quilter Michelle Bishop also has a quilt in this exhibit.

My Brother's Threads at the New York State Museum

In 2007 Harlem Needle Arts presented My Brother's Threads at Lincoln Center's Cork Gallery. This textile exhibit in tribute to men and fiber work can now be seen at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY. Featured are the work of male fiber artisans and fiber art that features male subjects. My quilt titled "When Old School Was Young" can be seen along with "Harold in the Moment" and "The Liberation of Yellow Bill". My Brother's threads and a quilt exhibit titled "Syncapated Threads: Quilting in the Jazz Tradition" can both be viewed at the NYSM through March 2009. For more info visit: .

Monday, December 01, 2008

Holiday Happenings

This is the time of year when there is always a lot going on and not enough time to see and do everything. Hopefully you will be in town and have a chance to check out my latest creations. There is plenty to see in all price ranges whether you what something special for yourself or someone else.

SAT. 12/6 & SUN. 12/7, 1-6pm
the Gadson Gallery
225 West 134th Street , NY, NY 10030
(212) 694-0262
Now until January 1 2009
Gallery M
123 Wset 135th street
call for hours
THUR. 12/18 - SUN. 12/21
NJPAC Kwanzaa weekend.
Venders, Concerts, and ME!