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Call For Entries: Maker's Mark: Works Inspired by Harriet Powers
Cottonwood Center for the Arts seeks entries for its upcoming show, Maker’s Mark, works inspired by Harriet Powers, whose fine technical skill, unique composition of forms, and use of storytelling produced some of the finest examples of 19th Century Southern American quilts. Submissions need not adhere to Powers’ materials or style, nor even quilting. Artists are encouraged to tell stories from their own lives using techniques and mark-making associated with their own personal histories.
Born into slavery in rural Georgia in 1837, Harriet Powers produced some of the finest examples of 19th Century Southern American quilts. While her skill with appliqué displayed the finest technical skill, it was her unique composition of forms and use of storytelling that set her apart as a true artist.
Powers’ subject matter included stories from the Bible, folklore, and her own life, as well as celestial objects, and elements of her daily life. Her African heritage is also beautifullyView more
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