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2021 Forced to Flee: Contemporary Quilts

March 26, 2021 - June 6, 2021

Forced To Flee

This exhibition consists of 36 quilts created by textile and fiber artists from around the world who have used this medium to address the global migration crisis. Curated by Dr. Susan Beryl Marks and presented by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications.

Special Preview! A conversation with "Forced to Flee" artist Sandra Lauterbach

In a joint program between the Misericordia University Arts Council and the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, we explored how artists address past and contemporary global refugee crises. This conversation with quilt artist Sandra Lauterbach preceded a public screening of the Art21 episode "Borderlands" (2020, Season 10, Episode 3, https://art21.org/watch/art-in-the-tw...). Lauterbach's work, "From Generation to Generation" (2014) will be on display as part of the "Forced to Flee" exhibition from March 26 - June 6, 2020. "Forced to Flee" was produced by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). This program was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

00:00 Intro
01:14 Quilts: "Wailing Wall of Krakow" and "From Generation to Generation"
10:45 Quilt: "Diaspora"
13:28 Quilt: "Peacock"
14:21 Quilt: "Red Jasmine"
15:03 Quilt: "Blink"
17:08 Quilt: "Fantasy"
18:07 Quilt: "Reflections in the Glass"
22:07 Quilt: "Spring"
22:47 Quilt: Current projects
23:00 Q&A: Fabric as medium
25:00 Q&A: Rewards of being an artist
26:40 Q&A: Textiles as craft vs fine art
29:05 Q&A: Creative process
30:53 Q&A: Training & background
32:25 Q&A: Organizing her studio
34:16 Q&A: Design wall
35:00 Q&A: Thanks and invitations