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Senior Programs

MICA will work with Baltimore City's Arts and Aging Program, which provides art classes to senior adults, in conducting a quilting program for seniors. The quilts made during these workshops will be exhibited at the Maryland Historical Society galleries, simultaneously with the Elizabeth Talford Scott exhibition at MICA.

Senior Center Projects
Locations: Shiloh Senior Center, Oliver Senior Center, Govan Senior Network. St. Mary's Senior Center, Ruscombe Gardens Center, Forest Park Senior Center
Times: weekly 3-hour seminar plus internship hours
Topics: quilting projects, demonstrations

Young People Programs

George Ciscle, guest curator, and his class of MICA students will develop a quilting project for young people at two city recreation centers. Elizabeth Scott will visit with the children and talk to them about her life, her memories, and how they are expressed in her work. The quilts produced will be exhibited at the Maryland Historical Society

Recreation Center Projects
Locations: Mount Royal Recreation Center, John Eager Howard Center, Eastern Baltimore PAL Center
Times: two hours after school each week
Topics: quiltmaking projects

Gallery Walks

Every Saturday throughout the exhibition there will be a Gallery Walk with the curator, George Ciscle at 1 pm. The gallery walks will begin at the Meyerhoff Gallery in the Fox Building.


"The New World Tradition in the Americas"

Daniel Dawson
January 24, 1998
Auditorium, Mount Royal Station
Maryland Institute College of Art
3 pm

Daniel Dawson is an independent scholar, art consultant, and former curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

"African Tradition and Cultural Re-invention"

Fred Lamp, Ph.D.
February 7, 1998
Auditorium, Mount Royal Station
Maryland Institute College of Art
3 pm

Fred Lamp is curator of African, Oceanic, and Native American art at the Baltimore Musuem of Art.

Symposium: African American Quilting Culture

February 21, 1998
Maryland Historical Society & Maryland Institute College of Art

This day-long program is co-sponsored by the Maryland Institute College of Art and the maryland Historical Society. It will include workshops with the quilting groups and quilting demonstrations. Lectures and discussions will feature Cuesta Benberry, M.Ed., quilt curator, historian, archivist, and consultant on African-American cultural quilting traditions, John Vlach, Ph.D, professor of American Studies at George Washington University, and Nancy Davis, Ph.D, curator at the Maryland Historical Society, moderated by Leslie King-Hammond Ph.D, dean of graduate studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Quilting Programs

Family Quilting Workshops

Saturday, February 14, 1998
Saturday, February 28, 1998
Fox Building Room 111
Maryland Institute College of Art
1-4 pm
Participants will not only learn quilting techniques, but how special collected fabrics and other items can be combined to create a family history quilt.

Gathering of Quilters

Saturday, January 24, 1998
Saturday, February 7, 1998
Saturday, February 21, 1998
Meyerhoff Gallery, Fox Building
Maryland Institute College of Art
1-3 pm

A gathering of quilters from six Baltimore Senior Centers will work in the Fox Gallery among the works from Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds, and Candlebugs. They will demonstrate quilting techniques, talk about their own work, and answer questions. On hand will be a number of different types of quilts including album quilts, crazy quilts, story quilts, and patchwork quilts.

Other Community Programs

A Maryland Family Reunion

Saturday, January 31, 1998
Maryland Historical Society
1-4 pm

The second annual celebration of African-American culture and history at the Maryland Historical Society sponsored by the Maryland Historical Society, the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Black Child Development Institute, The Piereans, The Links, and the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Society. Joyce Scott, nationally known mixed media and performance artist as well as Elizabeth Scott's daughter, will speak about passing family traditions down through the generations and how, as an artist, she incorporates those traditions in her work. On view will also be Crazy for You, a satellite exhibition of quilts showing linkages between the generations. The quilts included here–all crazy quilts–will include an Elizabeth Scott quilt, a quilt created by participants at Baltimore's children's recreation center, a quilt created by participants at Baltimore's senior center, and a new acquisition to the Maryland Historical Society's collection. The latter is one of the oldest known crazy quilts, created in Maryland, which dates back to the early 1800s.