“Jubilee” to Honor Jacob Lawrence


This piece was made to enter in Prizm Creative Community’s Art-A-Fair challenge called “Jubilee Journey” in Toledo, Ohio.  This quilt is 24″ by 32″ and is inspired by the work of Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)who was raised in Harlem and began painting in the 1930s.  Lawrence was the first American artist of African descent to be represented by a major commercial gallery.   Lawrence’s work can be found on the internet.

The Prizm exhibit will be April 9th through June 18, 2016 at the Fifth Third center at One Seagate.  The opening reception is April 9, 3 to 6 p.m.  This is the 10th Art-A-Fair where several hundred works of art in all mediums, including literature, are shown — works do not have to be on the challenge theme of “Jubilee Journey.”   Entries close March 19, 2016.  Go to http://www.MyPrizm.com to enter.

This quilt is is machine pieced and quilted.  Machine thread painted and appliqued. Hand embroidered.  A small amount of  beading is used.  Completed March 2016.


About QuiltToonist

I'm a news junkie and have opinions about everything! I consider myself a folk artist because I have no formal art training and use the sewing skills I learned many moons ago to accomplish the fiber art I seem to have to express.
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