Home Is Where the Art Is Competition & Gala:Saturday, April 11, 2015, 6:00pm-10:00pm Exhibition: April 11 - April 18, 2015
HOPE Fair Housing Center invites artists of all 2D & 3D mediums to submit work that depicts their vision of "Community as Home" for our 3rd annual Home Is Where the Art Is competition & exhibition at Elgin Artspace.
This event is a celebration of HOPE’s vision of and commitment to communities as places we can all call home. The competition is curated by HOPE and will be judged by a committee of art community members, with a People's Choice Award voted on by gala attendees.
Cash prizes totaling $1850 will be awarded. All competition submissions will be listed for sale during the exhibition. Artists may choose to donate a % of sales in support of HOPE's mission.
Elgin Artspace is located at 51 S. Spring Street, Elgin. Artists will be informed of their acceptance by January 30th, 2015.
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"Standing in the Shadows (No More)"is a series of narrative quilting workshops led by visual poet artist Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney. These workshops will provide participants with opportunities to incorporate their own compelling personal stories as they create vibrant, jazzy, contemporary, quilted textile collages. During the workshops, an eclectic group of storytellers, poets, speakers, etc. will be engaged as part of the soul experience.
Finished quilts will be formally exhibited at Ashé Cultural Arts Center from March 3-April 30, 2015. "Standing in the Shadows" will then embark on a national & international tour in the fall of 2015 with its 2nd "thread" in Montpellier, France. This is not "just" a quilting class. Those interested do not need any sewing experience. Just by simply being willing to Cover Your HeART so Your Soul will be warmed while discovering millenniums-old tradition done in a contemporary vibe. Be sure bring a pair of fabric scissors, and if you desire, fabrics you can share at this communal event.
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" quilting workshops start August 26, 2014. Workshop sessions will be held each Tuesday through November 25, 2014. For more information, call Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney at 504-645-6168 or Karel Sloane-Boekbinder at (504) 569-9070.
Ashé Cultural Arts Center | 1712 Oretha Castle-Haley Blvd. | New Orleans | LA | 70113
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