Gee's Whizzes

The women of Gee’s Bend pay a visit to the city.

It’s been a Gee’s Bend spring here in Denver: The Denver Center Theatre Company toasted the multi-generational Alabama quilt-making community with a theatrical stage bow earlier this year, and the Denver Art Museum will continue hosting the exhibit Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quiltthrough July 6. But this weekend, the entire Gee’s Bend Gestalt kicks into high gear when a group of the self-taught quilters from the remote, river-hugged farming community come to visit the DAM for a weekend, bringing the stories of their unique quilts to life.

Meet the ladies, see the exhibit and participate in art-making activities today — which also happens to be the museum’s monthly free day — beginning at 10 a.m., during Colorful Quilts! A Gee’s Bend Family Day. (A quilter’s forum scheduled for tomorrow is sold out.)

The DAM is at 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway; for more information, go to www.denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0167.
April 13-July 6, 2008

 
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