Douglas Flanders & Associates is pleased to exhibit THE QUILTS OF GEE'S BEND, masterworks created by a group of now famous women who live in the isolated African-American hamlet of Gee's Bend, Alabama.
With a quilting tradition dating back to female slaves of a cotton plantation owned by a Joseph Gee, 20th century descendents continued to create for functional purposes, from bedcovers to wall insulators, unique quilts that have been discovered to rival and even surpass the remarkable genius of the world's museum-quality abstract painters. With scraps of fabric these amazing women have developed distinctive styles, noted not only for their geometric simplicity but also for many mind-blowing improvisations.
Hailed by The New York Times as "some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced," the quilts of Gee's Bend, in 2002, began a national exhibition tour including The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Museum of Fine Art, Boston, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Milwaukee Art Museum, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, The Mobile Museum of Art, and The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Their value continues to hold with ongoing exhibitions across the United States.
Under The Radar Foundation presents their Fall Benefit "Southern Comfort" at Flanders!
When: October 30th, 2015 from 6-9pm
Join us for delicious snacks provided by Tinto Cocina + Cantina, drinks, live music, and an opportunity to view The Quilts of Gee’s Bend exhibition. These beautiful, vibrant, hand-made quilts are made by women from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, a tradition started by slaves on the plantation of Joseph Gee in the early 19th century. The quilts are a rich representation and expression of culture, art, history and creativity.
Under The Radar's mission is to address issues that have great need and fall under the radar. Our focus this year is to help fight hunger in our local communities. Proceeds from this event will be distributed to non-profit food shelves in our communities. While there is no charge for this event, you will have an opportunity to make a donation to help our seniors, children, families, and anyone who is struggling with food insecurity. Please bring family and friends and donate to a great cause and enjoy a wonderful evening. If you cannot attend, we hope you will consider a donation.
To make a donation, you can send a payment mail a check to:
Under The Radar Foundation c/o Roben Hunter
Hunter Advisors, PLLC
4470 W. 78th Street Circle, Suite 200
Bloomington, MN 55425
Under The Radar Foundation is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization (Tax ID#26-0530908)
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