From social movements to death and myths sewn onto the fabric, quilts are clearly more than bedcovers. Textile artist Beatrice Brown plumbs the depths of this expressive and rich art form in “Quilt Stories of Time and Place,” an exhibition currently running until Apr. 7 that features nine of her quilts. Her designs range from ancient Egyptian motifs to present-day trends, along the way elucidating how powerful symbols spread across a culture. The exhibit also includes an example of the oldest motif in American quilt history, the “Delectable Mountains” design from 1688.
WHO: Beatrice Brown
WHEN: Friday, Mar. 3, 4–6 p.m.
WHERE: Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
HOW MUCH: FREE!
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