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Art Exhibition "Life Stories: The Quilts of Barbara McCraw" (Free and Open to the Public)
60 min.
The Denton Black Film Festival, in partnership with the Greater Denton Arts Counci, is pleased to present Life Stories: The Quilts of Barbara McCraw. The exhibit Opened on December 6th and Closes on February 15th.In recent years, traditional quiltmaker Barbara McCraw began to look inward at the places and times in her life. There were memories, experiences, and images that she wanted to depict, utilizing the African colors and patterns of her heritage. This exhibit features works – many in the Baltimore Album style – that each have their own story and are related to McCraw’s own life. PATTERSON-APPLETON ARTS CENTER HOURS Tuesday & Wednesday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Thursday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday & Monday: Closed GALLERY TALK: Saturday, January 12th from 1:00-2:00pm at the Patterson-Appleton Art Center Cost: Free ARTISTS DIALOGUE: Renowned quiltmaker Barbara McCraw and fibers artist Taylor Barnes will have a dialogue about their respective exhibitions, fiber as a medium and the cross-generational subject matter in their work. Jan. 31, 2019 (Thursday), at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: Free ONLINE RAFFLE: FOR A ONE OF A KIND QUILT “The Entertainers” BY Barbara McCraw. Presented by the Denton Black Film Festival and the Denton African American Scholarship Foundation. Proceeds provide scholarships to local high school students. For details/ to purchase, visit
Barbara McCraw

Barbara McCraw
Retired teacher and pathologist Barbara McCraw is a Master Quilter whose pieces have been exhibited across North America and Europe. She has created quilts celebrating figures like Nelson Mandela, Bishop Desmond Tutu and the Obamas. Her pieces are in numerous collections including the Smithsonian, the Denton County African-American museum, the Denton County Courthouse museum, the University of Michigan and North Carolina Central University.