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February 22, 2014

‘Story Quilts’ exhibit by global artist opens March 1

TIFTON —  Exquisite design, colors and stitchery expressing the universal desire of people in all cultures to help one another will open the exhibition of “Story Quilts” in the Museum of Arts and Heritage in downtown Tifton March 1 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Internationally known artist Beth Mount of New York, formerly of Georgia, will discuss her work at 7 p.m.

“At the core of Christianity and all the world’s religions is a commitment to justice, compassion and hospitality,” Mount said. “Working with people from 140 cultures for the past two decades confirms my understanding that it is up to each of us to create a world that works for everyone.”

The exhibition of 17 quilts will fill the museum with vibrant colors, said Marion Curry, director of Diversified Enterprises Inc. and initiator of the project.

“These works of art are exceptional in their beauty and the visions they express,” said Curry. “They reflect in magnificent colors and shapes the threads that bind us together as people, especially when we help one another.”

“Story Quilts” continues with many related activities through March 22.  

Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 1 to 5 p.m.;  Thursday, 1 to 7 p.m.;  and Sunday, 1 tos 3 p.m.

“I stitch together symbols and patterns of the longings, joys, struggles and beauty of thousands of people who are learning together how to bring the gifts of every person to life and to create a more inclusive community by doing so,” says Mount of her quilts.

These life stories, says Curry, are larger than life, some measuring 10 feet by 9 feet.

Special events complementing the quilt exhibition include storytelling March 9 by local attorneys and preachers, opportunities to tell personal stories for the National Public Radio StoryCorps and a March 16 presentation about Waddie Welcome, the powerful story of a man born with severe disabilities yet moved beyond life in an institution.

This is the second event in A Season of Quilts spanning three months, two venues and four exhibits, using the art of quilting to tell inspiring stories.

For complete details of all events in the Season of Quilts go to www.tiftonmuseum.org. The museum is located at 255 Love Avenue.

“A Season of Quilts: The Threads that Bind” is a collaboration between the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage, Diversified Enterprises and the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, with support from private patrons, Georgia Power, Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Tifton-Tift County Tourism Association.

 

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