Film screening of The Quilts of Gee’s Bend
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston will host a screening of the 2002 film The Quilts of Gee’s Bend, a documentary bringing to light the brilliant, bold, and dynamic quilts created by a group of women who live in the isolated, African American hamlet of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. These women have been producing quilt masterpieces for over a century. The quilts are from the William Arnett Collection of the Tinwood Alliance. Set in the quiltmakers’ homes and yards, and told through the women’s voices, this music-filled work introduces the art and living history of this uniquely American community. The screening begins at 7pm February 20th and will be followed by a Q&A with one of the filmmakers, Matt Arnett.