featured exhibition Catalogs
Keisha's work has been featured in these exhibitions.
Journey of Hope is a gallery of more than 100 stunning quilts inspired by President Obama's path to the White House. The works range from the poignantly abstract to the grippingly realistic and feature techniques including piecing, painting, applique, embroidery, dyeing, beading, and more. Filled with the spirit of renewal and change that fueled the Obama campaign, Journey of Hope is a celebration of our patchwork heritage and the quilter's art.
Journey of Hope was on view at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio.
Jazz, like quilting, is a woven art form. Both genres produce textural harvests spun from the life fibers of masters of the imagination who create for our contemplation. Quiltmaking, as in jazz, evokes a host of complex rhythms and moods. Some quilt artists listen to jazz music while working on their quilts because the one form of artistic inspiration ignites in the other. When the two forms connect, the creative energy explodes exponentially. Textural Rhythms: Quilting the Jazz Tradition releases both the individual particles and the synergistic power of this explosion.
The 83 quilts pictured include traditional, improvisational, and art quilts from some of the country's best known African American quilters. Textural Rhythms: Quilting the Jazz Tradition unite the two most well known, and popular artistic forms in African American culture jazz and quilts. These quilt artists have harnessed in cloth the spirit of jazz, and let us feel, hear, and see jazz music.