On Beauty and Heritage: A Fabric Art Exhibition



Phase I

Featuring : Chicago fabric artist Jim S. Smoote II, Reneau Diallo, Jamin Mahan, Carolyn L. Mazloomi and Trish Williams and the Community Remedy Quilt made by UIC students, faculty, staff and community partners under the guidance of Jim S. Smoote II.

Inspired by African-American quilting traditions and communities, this exhibit adapts the Center’s “Year of Remedies” programmatic theme into textural forms that symbolize resilience, healing, creativity and countless other expressions of what it might mean to remedy past and present injustices.

January 18 – March 15, 2017

Phase II

Featuring: La Sheron Bankhead, Doris M. Barnes, La Sheral Smith of the Needles and Threads Quilters Guild (NTQG) of Chicago.

March 29 – June 28, 2017




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