"If Only the Patchwork Could Talk" BAIA Foundation Sponsors Heart Disease Awareness Program

  The Black Art In America Foundation will be sponsoring "If Only the Patchwork Could Talk". A Heart Disease Awareness Initiative Coordinated by Marvel Micheale. February 16th - March 25th

What happens when you select 20 women who have experienced a traumatic medical ordeal to sit at the table and share, then create? Questions answered that reflect their journeys: what happened? Who Am I? What Is My Contribution Now? How Have I Changed?

Not only words written/spoken but images that depict her experience in the form of a patch piece intertwined with others.

(Interviewing participant in the garden)

You get a beautiful work of art, a quilt. Inside the stitches, they remember the struggle and their strength that inspires others who’ve walked that familiar path. If Only The Patchwork Could Talk symbolizes the connection of creative expression through art to both the women and the community with a creative composition of images and words. It is about her story that she alone possesses, something that cannot be taken away, her voice.

This Project seeks to create a large/ie 92 x 96-inch quilt with 20 patch pieces depicting the experiences of each woman.

To document & create an audio exhibit that will accompany the quilt.

To engage the community with an inclusive public art exhibit, The Reminder Project extends the opportunity for the community to participate by bringing fabric swatches 2" x 9" in length to tie to the black chain link fence at BAIA with the name affix of the woman who has lived beyond Heart Disease, Heart attack or a stroke.

If you are interested in participating in the public art engagement part of this project please ship a 2" x 9" fabric swatch with the name of a woman who you would like to remember or who has lived beyond Heart Disease, Heart attacks or a stroke to the address below:

Black Art In America Gallery & Sculpture Gardens, 1802 Connally Drive, East Point, GA 30344

(please note that donated fabric swatches will remain part of the installation and will not be returned)

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