Closing: Hawaiian Quilts
Exhibition closes August 2
Hawaiian Quilts from the Henry and Angela Hite Collection on exhibition at the Avenir Museum.
Originally brought to the islands by New England missionaries, Hawaiian appliqué quilts are unique for their “snowflake” designs.
Imbued with the myths and traditions of the native Hawaiian population and references to the plant life and mythology of the islands, Hawaiian quilts are among the most visually striking of all quilt designs.
Guest Curator, Elizabeth Akana is one of Hawaii’s premier quilt historians as well as a quilter, teacher and lecturer. She has been demonstrating the art of Hawaiian quilting since 1972 and has taught and lectured throughout the United States, New Zealand and Japan.
As a guiding force behind the Hawaiian Quilt Research Project which documented hundreds of historic quilts throughout the islands, she has been an advocate for the preservation of this cultural art form. Her quilts are included in many private and corporate collections, and have been accepted in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
The Avenir Museum is located in the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington Street.
This event free open to the public.
Event Contact: Jennifer Clary can be reached at (970) 491-3603
Sponsored by the University Center for the Arts.
|Calendar Name:||All University Events Calendar|
|Event Category:||Arts & Entertainment|
|Start Time:||11:00 AM|
|End Time:||08:00 PM|
|Event Begins On:||Thursday, August 2, 2012|
|Event Ends On:||Thursday, August 2, 2012|