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Three artists use quilting as political statements and teaching tools at Creative Alliance's 'Evidence'

Three artists use quilting as political statements and teaching tools at Creative Alliance's 'Evidence'

In the 1977 essay ‘Poetry Is Not a Luxury,’ Audre Lorde writes to empower and embolden women to share their experiences, but the essay is applicable to anybody who doubts the impact or the importance of art. “We can train ourselves to respect our feelings and to transpose them into a language so they can be shared,” she writes, “And where that language does not yet exist, it is our poetry which helps to fashion it.” Art is a language, and we use it to tell our stories and represent our individuality; it also helps us find common ground and understand each other, which is one step toward actually making progress. Joan Gaither, John Sims, and Olivia...

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