Gee's Bend Quilt Collection Rugs
This September, The Arts Company presents The Art and Legacy of a Gee’s Bend Quilt Collection, a new series of handmade museum-quality rugs based on the original quilts created by a group of African-American women from Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Rug designer Barbara Barran, founder of Classic Rug Collection, New York, has translated the multi-generational quilters’ highly-prized collection of contemporary art into a stunning rug collection. The rugs are produced under exclusive license with the individual quilters. All of the quilt designs are copyrighted by the individual Gee’s Bend quilters, and each quilter receives a royalty for every one of her rugs that is sold.
The exhibit opens during First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown on September 2, from 6PM to 9PM, and will continue through September 28, during regular gallery hours, 11am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday. www.TheArtsCompany.com