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Monthly Guild Meeting - Lauren Alisa Austin - "The Diversity of African American Art Quilts"

  • January 09, 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Faith Lutheran Church, 6600 Woodrow Avenue, Austin, TX 78757

The Diversity of African American Art Quilts

6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting 

An overview with examples, pictures and stories that promises to explode myths, make you think, make you laugh and get you excited about art quilts from a distinct yet diverse cultural viewpoint. Will NOT be boring!


Lauren Austin has been designing and making quilts for over 30 years. Prior to turning to art and art education full time, Lauren worked as a US diplomat in Latin America, as a human rights and civil rights lawyer and as a legal writing professor at Syracuse University School of Law. Lauren was the Community Artist in Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida until 2009.  She then lived in China for 5 years, working on quilts, learning Chinese and providing art demonstrations and workshops to area community groups and schools before returning to the Houston area. 

Lauren’s work is in private and public collections all over the country and abroad, and cataloged in several art quilt books.  

Check out Lauren's website at: http://www.thatblackgirlart.com/

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