Cost: Free and open to the public
Colorado State University-School of the Arts
Event Location: Avenir Musuem of Design and Merchandising, University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St.
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Event Website: http://sota.colostate.edu/
Ticket Email: Megan.Osborne@colostate.edu
Ticket Phone: 970.491.6648
Hawaiian Quilts from the Henry and Angela Hite Collection
Elizabeth Akana, Guest Curator
February 17 – August 2, 2012
Opening reception Friday, February 17, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Originally brought to the islands by New England missionaries, Hawaiian appliqué quilts are unique for their “snowflake” designs. Imbued with the myths and traditions of the native Hawaiian population and references to the plant life and mythology of the islands, Hawaiian quilts are among the most visually striking of all quilt designs.
Guest Curator, Elizabeth Akana is one of Hawaii’s premier quilt historians as well as a quilter, teacher and lecturer. She has been demonstrating the art of Hawaiian quilting since 1972 and has taught and lectured throughout the United States, New Zealand and Japan. As a guiding force behind the Hawaiian Quilt Research Project which documented hundreds of historic quilts throughout the islands, she has been an advocate for the preservation of this cultural art form. Her quilts are included in many private and corporate collections, and have been accepted in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions.