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The tradition of textile art permeates across almost every culture and throughout time. This art form has continued to be a vehicle for artistic expression and has evolved into a form of activism. In collaboration with the Social Justice Sewing Academy, this exhibition showcases quilts created by students and young people across the country. Each quilt highlights social justice issues that have affected the lives of themselves, their family or their community. The powerful imagery and unique narratives of the exhibited quilts address issues of racism, sexism, gun violence, education, immigration, and poverty.
Works on exhibit will include pieces from the Everhart’s collection as well as works on loan from the Social Justice Sewing Academy, a youth education program that bridges artistic expression with activism to advocate for social justice.