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Artist Talk and Reception: Susan Hess

February 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Miniature Echoes: Through the Art of the Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers, an exhibit by fiber artist Susan Hess will be on display in the Kramer Gallery January 31- February 29, 2024. The exhibit is in recognition of Black History Month.

In 2006, the U.S. Postal Service chose ten quilts created by the women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, and issued a book of 39¢ stamps as  “American Treasures:  Quilts of Gee’s Bend.”  Inspired by the exhibit of the quilts at the Philadelphia Art Museum, the life stories of the women of Gee’s Bend, and the recent pandemic and social unrest, Maine fiber artist Susan Hess has replicated the ten stamps in miniature using weaving and embroidery techniques. She has self-published an autobiographic book entitled Miniature Echoes Through the Art of the Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers. 

On Tuesday February 6th, at 4:00 pm Susan will give a brief history of the Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers and how her project unfolded. Books and note cards will be for sale at the reception. All are welcome, light refreshments will be served.

Susan has self-published an autobiographic book entitled ‘Miniature Echoes Through the Art of the Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers‘. She exhibits the artwork and presents programs to share how endeavors of creative imagination can reorient the societal, cultural and personal considerations of one’s awareness.



February 6
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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