The International Quilt Study Center and Museum will host a free lecture on the work of folk artist Yvonne Wells, 5:30 p.m., Feb. 3. Admission to the museum and the talk is free.
The lecture will be led by Jeannette Jones, associate professor of history and ethnic studies, and Jill Kessler, student curator of the museum's "Quilted Messages: The Story Quilts of Yvonne Wells" exhibition.
Jones and Kessler will discuss how Wells' quilts fit into the history of studio art quilting. Jones will also offer a perspective on Wells' work as it relates to the ongoing art world discussion of "high versus low" art. A question and answer session follows the lecture.
The quilt "Being In Total Control of Herself," a work done by Wells in response to her first viewing of the Statue of Liberty, is on display with other quilts telling a wide variety of stories. Those quilt stories range from "Civil Rights in the South" to "Noah's Ark." A question and answer session will follow the lecture.
— Maureen Ose, International Quilt Study Center and Museum
More details at: http://www.quiltstudy.org