Caliker By Colleen Toutant Merrill Opening Reception

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Caliker By Colleen Toutant Merrill Opening Reception
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The Green Building Gallery says
Caliker
by
Colleen Toutant Merrill

Opening Reception Friday April 3rd, 6-9pm

Exhibition continues through May 22, 2015


The title of this exhibition, Caliker, comes from the book "Aunt Jane of Kentucky", by Eliza Calvert Hall, 1907. Caliker is a term used in reference to cloth (especially the cloth in quilts) throughout the book. Merrill takes a considerable amount of inspiration from the book for many of her works included in this exhibition.

"A quilt can convey a unique cultural identity as well as a sense of community. A particular pattern title, color or fabric becomes a reflection of time and place. A consistent or erratic stitch can determine whether the quilt was constructed individually or communally at a quilting bee. Outsourcing of domestic textiles and the popularity of commercial fabric has changed the identity and communal aspect of quilt making. Through re-configuring quilts I examine the social, political and geographical associations of quilt making."
--Colleen Toutant Merrill
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By: The Green Building Gallery

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