Renee Anderson, Flowers for 2023. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Greenbelters are invited to attend an opening reception on Sunday, February 4, 1 to 3 p.m. for the new exhibition, PIECED: Fiber Arts by Fashion Designer Venus Stanton and the Uhuru Quilters Guild at the Community Center Art Gallery. PIECED brings together the work of nine artists of different generations and aesthetics who use similar construction techniques to achieve diverse creative ends. Visitors will be immersed in an environment of vibrant color, bold geometry and rich symbolism, including the personal, cultural and cosmic.
Stanton is represented in the exhibition by a series of ensembles from their Midnight Funk Association collection, their senior thesis project at the Maryland Institute College of Art, which led to a prestigious Windgate-Lamar Fellowship at the Center for Craft. Grounded in their perspective as a queer Black Midwesterner, their work reflects influences from 20th-century Black musicians,