Monday, August 16, 2010

Crafted Lives: Stories and Studies of African American Quilters by Patricia A. Turner

Chapter 7 of this remarkable nine-chapter study of African American quilters by Patricia A. Turner, "The Ties That Bind," offers biographical material on Riche Richardson as an artist, focusing mainly on critical discussion of the art quilt featuring John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. This book features an excellent foreword by noted African American quilter and quilting archivist and historian Kyra Hicks. See her excellent blog on African American quilting Professor Turner also offers the scholarly commentary for the short film "A Portrait of the Artist" and an introductory essay entitled "Home to Montgomery: Riche Richardson's Portraits," for the catalog accompanying the "Portraits From Montgomery to Paris" exhibition in 2008 at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum Gallery and Library

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