Tuesday, December 4, 2012

American Spring in Chicago

American Spring at HumanThread gallery for peace, arts, & education
For the month of January
Opening Reception January 11th 6-10pm

On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old from Sanford, Florida, was gunned down, presumably without provocation, by a self appointed vigilante.  Trayvon was African American. The FBI reports that there are annually, more than 7,000 victims of hate crimes, the majority of whom are African American.   The Federal Hate Crime Act defines these as “crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.”  These are violent acts borne of intolerance, prejudice, ignorance and bigotry simply because of WHO the victim is.

This quilt exhibit is a call for justice and a reckoning that our imperfect union strays even farther from its ideals of “liberty and justice for all” when we tolerate hatred based on someone’s skin color, LGBT personhood or faith.  Quilts submitted for this exhibit are required to interpret the theme of seeking justice and redress for hate crimes in America.  Rather than incite hatred for the perpetrators of hate crimes, this exhibit is designed to influence positive change in every aspect of our social systems, especially within the legislative and legal systems.

Exhibition will include 12 of the 28 pieces.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

USSAE Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana

FAH was invited to debut their new exhibition, American Spring at the USSEA conference this past weekend. The conference consisted of the top art educators across the globe sharing way to use art, technology, and education to make the world a better place.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

May 2012 - What's Going On

Summer 2012 Activities

Several members of Fiber Artists for Hope are working on their contributions to the "American Spring: A Cause for Justice" exhibit.

Many are developing and creating their contributions to the "Broad Changes: Women of Social Justice" exhibit.

Some of us are also watching the progress of the ship taking our "The Unspoken Truth About Racism: A Dialogue in Art Quilts" to South Africa.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

September 11th Ten Year Anniversary Ribbons for Peace

The Fiber Artists for Hope collaborated with the HumanThread organization 
to present a special event for the ten year anniversary of September 11th.
 Ribbons from around the world were collected and displayed
in unity to express a desire for peace and hope.

 Children who attended the event created new ribbons.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Reflections on September 11th, A Decade Later

 Carol Beck, Phoenix Rising
 Bonnie J. Smith, September 11, 2001 Blue & Yellow

 Jacqueline Bryant Campbell, September Sky
 Nancy Cash, World Peace
 Betty Colburn, Homeland Security
 Michelle Flamer, A Time For Everything
 Marjorie Diggs Freeman, Surviving, Improving....Remembering
 Jeanette Thompson, Thank You
 Jancy Mc Clellan-Ryan, Unforgotten Family
 Kathy Zieben, Reclaiming Ground Zero
 Susan Levering, Frozen
 Karen Musgrave, Story Repeated
 Karen Musgrave, Be Peace
 Susanne Reed, Only Love Can do That
 Susan Shie, 911-A Primer
 Jeanette Thompson, Across the Universe
 Jeanette Thompson, Never Enough Tears
 Betty Warner, Not in Fear
 Janice Willis, Choas and Confusion

Reflections on September 11th, A Decade Later exhibition will be a part of,
American Armistice – The Epoch of the Peacemakers
(For more info check out Facebook)

September, 11th, 11am-1:30 pm

at the Meridian Stage as part of the Chicago Fringe Festival
For info about times to view the show check the events tab