Linda Martin, Sharing Stories

Linda Martin, Sharing Stories
an exhibition of story quilts

Reception: Saturday, August 17, 2:00-4:00 pm
Exhibition runs June – September 28, 2019

Hartford History Center, 3rd Floor
Downtown Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford

Quilts have a long tradition in the African American community of being used to tell stories and as a form of resistance. Before slavery was abolished, quilts were used as covert messages, marking escape routes and houses of refuge for people seeking freedom.

Many contemporary fiber artists, such as Hartford native Linda F. Martin, use quilts as a way to commemorate important figures, tell folklore, share history, and speak to contemporary social justice issues.

Join us in learning about Martin’s quilts and see if you can find the images within the larger images that give layer and complexity to each story. For the reception, there will be recitation of poetry and dance.