October 30, 1831~ Slave insurrection leader Nat Turner discovered and captured

One Night at Cabin Pond by Stephen Towns

“In this quilt, Baltimore artist Stephen Towns shows us the hours before the uprising began”
2016 / Natural and synthetic fabric, nylon tulle, polyester and cotton thread,
crystal glass beads, resin and metal buttons / 35”x28 1/2”
Image belongs to the artist, photograph by Joseph Hyde

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Previous October 30 posts:

Autumn~ October 30

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/30~

October 11, 1987~ AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed for the first time in DC

NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall,
photographed by Mark Thiessen in 1996

Fabric, decorative objects, and personal belongings / Panels measuring 3′ by 6′ assembled into larger
12′ by 12′ blocks / Quilt is housed at NAMES Project Foundation headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

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Previous October 11 posts:

Autumn~ October 11

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/11~

The September 11 Quilt Project

We Watched  by Robin Schwalb

72”x36” / Cotton fabrics, stenciled, photo silk-screened. Hand and machine pieced, hand appliquéd, hand quilted
National September 11 Memorial Museum, NYC

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East Village resident Drunell Levinson…announced the September 11 Quilts Memorial project on a website she created especially for that purpose. Calling on volunteers to submit 3’x 6’ or 3’x 3’ quilt panels, she left the choice of materials and the interpretation to the individual artists…By September 10, 2002, the project consisted of 94 unique quilts accompanied by artists’ statements, photographs, memorabilia, emails, and a dedicated website. ~https://www.911memorial.org/tribute/the-september-11-quilt-project

Photographs are from “September 11 Quilts”
See more at https://www.september11quilts.org/index.html

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Previous September 11 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 11

“Capturing a City’s Emotion in the Days After 9/11”

September 11: 9/11

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/11~

Self Portraits~August 25

Early Works #25: Self-Portrait  by  Faith Ringgold

1965 / Oil on canvas / 50”x40” / Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum

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Reflection with Two Children (Self-Portrait)  by  Lucian Freud

1965 / Oil on canvas / 35 3/4”x35 3/4” / Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

February 20~ African-American visual artists

Faith Ringgold (Born 1930), African-American visual artist, author, illustrator, and social activist
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/faith-ringgold

Tar Beach 2 / 1990 / Multicolored screenprint on silk, printed cotton, synthetic moire / 66”x67”

Sam Gilliam (Born 1933), Innovative African-American painter, part of the Washington Color School
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/sam-gilliam-1811

10/27/69 / 1969 / Synthetic polymer paint on canvas / 140”x185”x16″

February 3~ African-American visual artists

Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828-1901), African-American painter of landscapes and pastoral subjects
https://www.artexpertswebsite.com/pages/artists/bannister.php

Scene along the Connecticut River, Westmoreland / c.1870 / Oil on canvas / 30”x20”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harriet Powers (1837-1910), African-American folk artist and quilt maker
https://www.civilwarwomenblog.com/harriet-powers/

Pictorial quilt / 1895–98 / Cotton plain weave, pieced, appliqued, embroidered, and quilted / 68 7/8”x105”

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/8~

This German artist, one of the leading exponents of Impressionism in Germany, combined his interest in music and drawing in a famous series of portraits of a celebrated Portuguese opera singer.

This American artist began her career in the 1960s as a painter but is best known for her reinterpretation of quilts as art combining painting, fabric, and stories of her life and the lives of others in the black community.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/08/october-8/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/31~

This photographer dropped out during her senior year of high school, knowing she wanted to do something in the arts though she could not draw well; she found the answer in 1931 while assisting in the darkroom of a portrait photographer in the Bronx.

This artist started her career at age 46, when she enrolled in classes with the intent of making quilts for her daughters to take to college; she eventually graduated from traditional patterns to abstract designs and narratives of African American history and heritage.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/31/august-31/