The University Art Gallery of the University of the South is honored to host Prints and Quilts from Gee’s Bend, on view now through Oct. 13.
The art objects on view are created by artists Mary Lee Bendolph, Louisiana Bendolph, Thornton Dial and Lonnie Holley. The art was carefully selected from the Arnett collection to represent a new chapter in the long story of quilting and the community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama.
The public is urged to attend a conversation about quilting, community and the remarkable creative achievement of the women of Gee’s Bend on Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. in Convocation Hall.
Gee’s Bend quilter Louisiana P. Bendolph, Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence Elyzabeth Wilder and associate professor Jessica Wohl will lead the event.
The public is also urged to attend an event on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in Convocation Hall to see University of the South students perform a reading of Elyzabeth Wilder’s acclaimed play, “Gee’s Bend,” commissioned by the Alabama Shakespeare company and winner of the 2008 Osborn Award from the American Theater Critics Association.