Sunday, February 19, 2012

Last Week to Visit the African American History Makers Quilt Exhibition

quilt of the ObamasElegance, Lumumba's representation of Barack and Michelle Obama

Aisha Lumumba's quilts will be displayed in the Central Library's Fourth Floor Gallery through Friday, February 24. Don't miss your chance to see these African American heritage quilts in person. Lumumba has been quilting since she was a teenager, and the more than 25 years of experience show in her quilted pop culture images of Whoopi Goldberg; Biggie Smalls; Oprah Winfrey and her BFF, Gail King; Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles; Halle Berry; Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Academy Award for her role in Gone with the Wind; and many others.

A native of McDonough, Georgia, Lumumba now resides in Atlanta. She is a member of the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild, the Ebony Stitchers Quilt Guild, Black Art in America, and African Americans for the Arts. Her quilts are in the collections of Ambassador Andrew Young, The Atrium on Sweet Auburn, and President & Mrs. Obama.

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