Thursday, February 4, 2010

Countdown Olympics

In celebration of Black History Month I have created a group of teaching quilts to honor African American women Olympians.  I hope to develop this project and expand the works to showcase forerunners in the movement.  Of course this would include tennis great Althea Gibson, runner Wilma Rudolph, rower and IOC (International Olympic Committee) member Anita DeFranz and Alice Coachman, the first African American woman to win a gold medal.

But in the meantime here are samples of the art studies.

Annet Davis and Jenny Johnson Jordon

Sharon Monplaisir

Vonetta Flowers and Jill Bakken.  Vonneta Flowers is the first African American to win a gold medal in the winter games.

If you are in the Bay Area stop by the Castro Valley Library and see my exhibits in the main entry showcase and the Children's showcase thas has work for Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras and other February holidays.

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