Upcoming Exhibitions

 

stories of west africa

                                                                     The Beauty Shop

                                                                    The Beauty Shop

                                                                Mother and Child

                                                               Mother and Child

This exhibition is Hollis' personal interpretation of everyday life in West Africa. Having lived in this part of the world for twelve years, her approach is one of observation and respect.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hollis' choice of medium relates to her background and the culture she encountered. Her use of textiles conveys the warmth of this society. The quilting becomes the heart and soul of the people and is the key to her interpretation.

Fifteen art quilts portray the rich African culture and the strong sense of community and family unity. The background of each quilt is inspired by the beautiful and decorative fabrics which are omnipresent in West Africa.
Hollis started with photographs she took while living in Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali and Benin. From these photos, she drew the original illustrations for her coloring book “Stories of West Africa”. This exhibition was created with the intention to share Hollis’ love for this little known but captivating region of Africa. Individual signage tells a short story about each textile piece, inviting the viewer to learn more about the people, traditions, and textiles of West Africa.

Schedule

 

The Virginia Quilt Museum • Harrisonburg, VA

20 February -  12 May, 2018

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Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum • Golden, CO

28 May - 21 July, 2018

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polly plumb productions • yachats, or

25 - 26 August, 2018

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International Quilt Festival • Houston, TX

3 - 11 November, 2018

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Texas Quilt Museum • La Grange, TX

10 January -31 March, 2019

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national Quilt Museum • paducah, ky

10 April - 12 July, 2019

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san jose museum of quilts & textiles • san jose, ca

20 October, 2019 - 12 January, 2020

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new england Quilt Museum • lowell, ma

15 February - 30 April, 2020

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water is life

 

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Palais des Nations • Geneva, Switzerland

March 21st to 31st, 2016

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        Scuderie Aldobrandi   •  Rome, Italy  

                                                                                                            September 03 to 09, 2016
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New England Quilt Museum • Lowell, MA

February 19th to April 29th, 2017

Opening on March 04, 2017

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World Quilt Show • Manchester, NH

August 17 - 19th, 2017

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Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza • oaks,PA

September 14 - 17th, 2017

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                                                                       Pacific International Quilt Fest • Santa Clara, CA

October 12 -17th, 2017

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MidAtlantic Quilt Festival • Hampton, VA

February 2018

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New Jersey Quilt Fest • Sommerset, nJ

March 2018

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