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Family Workshop: Quilting the Blues

  • Catamount Outback Artspace 115 Eastern Avenue Saint Johnsbury, VT, 05819 United States (map)

(All ages, but under 7 must be accompanied by an adult)

Saturday, November 19, 10am-noon

Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

Workshop fee: $15 for first family member, 10% off for each additional member. For information on scholarship availability, please call Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 x108. 
Registration deadline: November 17.

Instructor: Thea Storz

African-American blues musicians and quilters living in the Jim Crow South were able to enjoy creative freedom despite huge societal restrictions. Visual and performing artists both used materials that were readily available to them as artistic tools. Artistic expression can be viewed as subversive; perhaps creative practice catalyzed political action. Certainly the ability to improvise artistically helped build courage and resilience in the face of tremendous oppression. This workshop will begin with a brief introduction to specific musicians and artists. We’ll listen to music, view pictures of quilts, and read blues lyrics, thus making connections between artists and musicians, quilts and songs. Participants will create a mixed media piece using items that might include blues lyrics, blue paper, denim fabric, and more.

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Thea Storz is an artist and teacher who works in a variety of media, including photography, quilting, and book arts. She teaches art at Brighton Elementary School and has taught at Lyndon State College.


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