Saturday, January 23, 2016 is the Flint Institute of Arts’ Community Gala for the exhibition, From Heart to Hand: African American Quilts form the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. The gala will feature a conversation between artist, Yvonne Wells, and Stephanie James, Mott-Warsh Curator and Collection Educator who focuses on contemporary art and art of the African Diaspora.
Yvonne Wells began making quilts in 1979, with designs that were mostly abstract. In 1983, her quilts started to depict scenes from the Bible, the Civil Rights Movement, and other events in Alabama’s history. Wells’ quilts often deal with themes of emotion and human relationships.
Following the discussion, view the new exhibition and enjoy a reception with live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Funds raised support FIA exhibitions and programs.
Tickets are $35 per person, $45 at the door for FIA members. For non-members, tickets are $50 per person, $60 at the door. Don’t forget to RSVP by Wednesday, January 20! Valet parking is available at the Kearsley Street entrance. For more information or to make a reservation by phone, you can call 810.234.1695. You can also make a reservation by clicking here.
Dress in your best cocktail attire. Doors open at 5:30pm. The program begins at 6pm in the FIA theatre, and the event goes until 9:30pm.