Jazz Quilt Exhibit Extended to September 15

Marlene O'Bryant Seabrook shown with God Bless the Child.

Marlene O'Bryant Seabrook shown with God Bless the Child.

The exhibit, Jazz! Art Quilts in Performance that showcases the  quilts of Marlene O’Bryant Seabrook, has been extended. Formerly scheduled to close July 31st, the exhibit will now remain on display until September 15, 2009 at the Avery Research Center in Charleston, SC.

I took a day trip to Charleston last week to see the exhibit. I was lucky enough to get a personal tour from Marlene who is shown here with her quilt God Bless the Child. This quilt was inspired by a song of the same name by Billie Holiday.

The quilts are fun and educational. In addition to enjoying the quilts, I learned a lot about jazz. Also included in the exhibit are jazz themed post cards creaated by members of the African American Quilters online group.

 A catalog of the exhibit is available in the gift shop for $10.00. It will make a wonderful addition to your  quilt library.

Jazzy Quilts on Exhibit in Charleston

Gone Clubbing: Crazy About Jazz by Marlene O'Bryant Seabrook

Gone Clubbing: Crazy About Jazz by Marlene O'Bryant Seabrook

 

Jazz! Art Quilts in Performance, an exhibit of art quilts with a jazzy theme,  will be on display at the McKinley Washington Auditorium at Avery Research Center in Charleston from June 1 – July 31, 2009.

The exhibit was curated by Curtis Franks.  Renowned quilter, educator and jazz advocate, Dr. Marlene O’Bryant Seabrook,  has a quilt in the exhibit.

The quilts celebrate the cultural heyday of  jazz as art, music and craft.

Admission is free.

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