Reflections in Fiber (Quilt Credited to Lisa Curran – “Miss Ethel Lee”

Harlem Memorabilia: Reflections in Fiber

Harlem Memorabilia: Reflections in Fiber features the incredible work of a community of urban artists guided by noted Harlem artist and quilt-maker Dindga McCannon. The exhibit exemplifies the wide
variety of ways one can preserve memorabilia and transform it into art. A stunning collection of quilts and hand-made books, created with personal mementos– family photos, movie tickets, rent receipts, love letters–tell visual stories that are part of the fabric of Harlem.

The work in this exhibit is the culmination of a three-month artist-in-residency program featuring Community Works master artist Dindga McCannon. For several weeks during the summer and fall, Ms. McCannon conducted fabric art workshops sharing some of the innovative techniques for which she is renowned. The group created an array of work combining personal memorabilia with new and traditional media, utilizing diverse technology from kitchen sink to cutting edge. Participants included both professional fiber artists and creative community members, all with a connection to Harlem and stories to tell.

This unique collaboration is a project of the Community Matters NYC initiative, an innovative network of cultural, civic, and academic institutions all deeply committed to strengthening cultural, social
and artistic bonds in Upper Manhattan. Community Works is so proud to have collaborated with the Interchurch Center in bringing this work to the public.

Meet the Artists

Thursday, March 14, 2013
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Interchurch Center
475 Riverside Drive @120th St.
New York, NY 10015
Treasure Room & Corridor Galleries

RSVP to:
or call 212 – 459 -1854