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Ancestors in Progress Curated by Black Girls Sew

Ancestors in Progress, a group show organized and curated by Black Girls Sew, opened this past Friday at Textile Arts Center.

"Ancestors in Progress exhibits the work of ten Black women artists who move with the understanding that they will each one day become an ancestor.

Collectively, the artists shed light on values and teachings that ensure their people's traditions live on. They create work that dances effortlessly through time as they knot fiber, upcycle denim, and embellish cotton cloth. Embedded in their materials and respective practices lie ideas related to water, healing, spirituality, freedom, memory, and loss.

This show, in honor of Black History Month, is a manifestation of their commitment to sharing their knowledge with generations to come."

It will be on view until February 23, so there is still time to see this important work.

Participating artists include Cristina WrightElvira ClaytonHekima HapaHera FordIsamarMichelle Fleet ThomasNana YaaSerwaah AkuokuNarkitaNelise Charles, and Stephanie Santana.


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