Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Standing in the Shadows exhibition opens March 6, 2015

Well we are coming around the closing our our workshops at Ashe Cultural Art Center.  Shadows no More last day will be January 27th,2015.  I'll then have the fun and the honor to document the quilts and prepare to mount the show on March 6th.
The opening reception is on Friday March 6th. 

The Official Ashe quilt~ Karel SLoane Boekbinder, artist

Addendum:  I am delighted to say that our Standing in the SHadows workshops have now become part of Ashe's family!

We have now become "Lydia's Purple Cloth Comunity Group". You are invited to participate in the classes held every Tues from 6-8pm at Ashe.
At Ashe

Part of the vision for Standing in the Shadows (no more) was the foundation for not only these women but others to examine in a creative way a desire not to be swallowed up by shadows, either ones of their own makings but also dynamics others try to force them into.  Quilting, a millineum old tradition dating back to ancient Africa & China is being used as that jump off point. For many, this was a safe, soothing yet forceful way to articulate sometime what could barely be thought of let along being spoken of.
Shadows don't always have to be somethng formidable... sometime it is a quiet yearning, a secret desire to do things a bit differently, to try or embrace smething new or see yourself in a different light. 

Now we will have as a sister companion exhibition opening a few days later at Galerie 1501 located at 1501 Canal Street the "Lydia's 1st Purple Moon: You are Ish-Shah" (Hebrew for woman) exhibition that will run from March 10th-May 10th.  You wil see many more pieces of these talented women, other women artists and their allies there in support to the "Standing in the Shadows No More"