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Wednesday, September 18

Quilts of Gee's Bend (Alabama) (6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch

Professor Chichi Lovett, Department of Art at Auburn University, will discuss the history and the art of the lively and geometrical Gee's Bend quilts. These quilts were first made in the days of the plantation and the tradition is carried on today by the women of Gee's Bend. What conversations do these quilts have with their viewers? How do these quilts explore issues of class, race, and gender in a non-threatening context?