Quilt Dedication Ceremony

May 4, 2011 - 17:00 - 18:30
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Laptop Area
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Open to the Public
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
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Quilt Dedication Ceremony

Welcome by John Shattuck, President and Rector of CEU

A Conversation with Clara Wainwright moderated by Ellen Hume

Clara Wainwright is a Boston-based artist and quilt-maker. For 20 years she has worked with community groups in the Boston area on more than 50 collaborative quilts which explore the histories, faiths, and aspirations of these communities. These quilts hang in churches, neighborhood centers, schools, and hospitals all over the Greater Boston area. Over the decades, Wainwright’s work has evolved from making quilts drawing upon traditional quilt patterns, to quilts inspired by the work of artists such as Matisse and Picasso, to quilts which portray current social and political challenges. Her work has been driven by her desire to explore the state of the world, life’s struggles, absurdities and delights. 

Clara Wainwright is donating the quilt titled “One Week, 3,000 Years,” inspired by the triumph of nature and beauty over human folly, war and death, to Central European University (CEU). 

The dedication ceremony will be followed by a reception