Sunday, July 22, 2012

Spencer Museum Show

The Ray of Hope: Aaron Douglas Inspired Quilts and Murals   
Spencer Museum of Art in the Lobby Gallery 

through September 16, 2012 

In the spring term of 2012 Marla Jackson, a Lawrence, Kansas, quilt artist, worked with Liberty Memorial Central Middle School 8th graders, in Michel Loomis' English class, and Topeka area 4th graders to produce a number of painted and quilted works inspired by artist Aaron Douglas and the Harlem Renaissance. This exhibition features two large paintings, made by the 8th-graders, and 18 individual quilts made by the 4th-graders in Topeka on similar themes. The 4th-grade students are all from the Williams Science and Fine Art Magnet School in Topeka.  

The project is sponsored by the National Park Service, the Brown v. Board of Education National Park Service Site, Topeka, Accessible Arts, and the Spencer Museum of Art.  

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