Sherri is a Bay Area artist who is recognized internationally for her work in the textile arts. With an MFA in sculpture from Bard College and a Masters of Theological Studies from Emory University, she is a rising star in both the art world AND the quilting world. (Yes, the two are very separate worlds, but she’s working on changing that!) We are catching her right before she heads off to teach at QuiltCon, she teaches regularly at Penland School of Craft and she was just awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors in 2012. Sherri shows her work in museums and galleries nationwide and has been making quilts professionally and with passion since 1989. She is currently in the process of writing an Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters. So, you can see why we’re so excited to have her!
Her lecture will focus on modern improvisational quilting as a multidisciplinary meditative practice that moves beyond design and the wonky tricks of the trade. She will review the history and tradition of African American improvisational quilts; introduce key concepts of improvisation through the disciplines of theater, music, and drumming, such as joining, repetition, limits and scores; and share mind-tools for unlocking inner resources that can move your work beyond design, in order to communicate a powerful sense of presence, discovery and authenticity.
Essential info: The lecture will be held on Tuesday, February 5th from 7-8:30pm. The event is open to the public and there is a small fee of $5 to be paid at the door. There will also be cool door prizes!