Renowned fiber artist, Cynthia Lockhart, tells the heroic and joyful stories of her ancestors through boundary-pushing quilts
Through March 15, 2020
With a background in fashion design, Lockhart pushes the boundaries of the traditional quilt form, combining dynamic fabrics and patterns in six large-scale creations. Through visual storytelling, viewers are invited to embark on a journey of discovery—one that encourages people to understand more deeply the diversity of people, cultures, and beauty in the world around them. Lockhart hopes her work will serve as a catalyst for individuals to be inspired to dream, dance, and sing their way forward to unbounded possibilities of freedom as her ancestors envisioned exactly 400 years ago.
Journey to Freedom can also be experienced through events and programming at the Taft:
HOUSE PARTY | ‘Tis the Season to Celebrate
Thursday, December 12 from 5 – 8 p.m.
WORKSHOP | Freedom Quilts