"Tell Mama" artist talk by Marla Jackson

Lawrence Percolator

Join us this Saturday at 1:00 pm for an intimate and informative talk by Marla Jackson in support of her story quilt exhibition "Tell Mama."

Marla Jackson is a world-renowned visual narrative artist and quilter and is the director of the African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy in Lawrence, KS. Marla is a community-based visual art educator who donates art supplies and her expertise to students at Liberty Memorial Central Junior High School, in Lawrence Kansas. Her works have been exhibited in over thirty-five national and international venues, including the American Folk Art Museum and the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Her work has been featured in the Kansas History Society Quarterly, Threads of Faith, MS Magazine, Speaking Out of Turn Magazine, PBS programs, local and regional syndicated press, as well as exhibit catalogs. Marla's company, Marla Quilt's Inc. African American Museum and Textile Academy is an impetus for developing artistic skills, enhancing individual and communal expression and furthering intellectual awareness. Her work can be viewed online atwww.marlaquiltsinc.com.

Marla’s narrative quilts are inspired by the oral histories of her ancestors and the Kansas region. This exhibition of 10 quilts reflects the stories of notable women in Marla’s personal life, as well as personal heroes.


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