Quilt Art – Examining the Narrative in Kentucky Quilts
Dr. Pearlie M. Johnson Presents: “Quilt Art – Examining the Narrative in Kentucky Quilts” at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
As a result of oral history interviews with quilters across Kentucky, Dr. Johnson has gathered a small, yet powerful group of quilters whose work she discusses in her presentation. Her work explores women's history, storytelling, identity politics, and empowerment. Since the onset of Dr. Johnson's study of quilts in Kentucky, this presentation includes quilts made by women of all cultural groups. Her study is aimed at examining cross-cultural parallels in technique and assemblage, as well as revealing unique designs.
This presentation is made possible by the Kentucky Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau program and is being held in conjunction with Berea’s city-wide Quilt Extravaganza Weekend. Dr. Johnson’s talk is free to the public and will begin at 1 p.m. in the Center’s private dining room.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea Exit 77. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the cafe is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. Special exhibits on display include “Great Impressions: Prints by Kentucky Artisans,” through Sept. 10, 2016; and in the lobby, “Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition.”
For more information call 859-985-5448 or visit kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov