Along the way, Kokai has also been teaching her method to eleven- and twelve-year-old girls from the I Have A Dream Foundation, who have all made their own quilts to document their lives. "They all liked really bright, glittery, furry, fun fabrics instead of traditional quilting fabrics," Kokai says, who hopes that by looking at the quilts, people will be able to relate to the imagery as well as "take a little more time to look at the world around them."
All of the quilts will be on display tonight in a show called (im)permanence at PlatteForum, 1610 Little Raven Street, Suite 135, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and will stay up through January 6. PlatteForum teams contemporary artists with groups of at-risk or underserved kids. For hours and more information about the exhibit, call 303-893-0791 or visit www.platteforum.org.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Dec. 15. Continues through Jan. 6, 2011