African American Quilt Traditions with Jereann King Johnson
January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
African American Quilt Traditions with Jereann King Johnson. Masks and social distancing required where in person events occur.
Register online at www.artcenterky.org/lunch-with-the-arts
Join us for a discussion of African American quilt traditions with artist Jereann King Johnson. This program is a companion event to The Art of Being Black: Conversation and Experience, on display in-person and online from January 12th through April 17.
In this presentation, Jereann King Johnson will explore the role that quilts have played in communicating narratives and sharing cultural history within African American communities.
King Johnson is one of the founding members of the African American Quilt Circle (AAQC) in Durham, North Carolina and Heritage Quilters in Warrenton, North Carolina. Both groups are making significant contributions to the preservation and continuation of quilting heritage and arts.
For Jereann, quilting is a dynamic metaphor for living, for community development, and for creative expression. As a fiber artist, she finds inspiration from all dimensions of life, love and joy.
In an effort to make the programming related to The Art of Being Black: Conversation and Experience accessible to as many people as possible, this program is being offered free of charge.
Thanks to our 2020-2021 season sponsors: Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda and Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc. Thank you also to PNC Bank, presenting sponsor of the exhibit.