Sisters in Stitches, Joined by the Cloth' on display through February at UMass Medical School

January 10, 2000

WORCESTER, Mass. - Beginning Jan.10, the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) celebrates Black History Month with the opening of "Sisters in Stitches, Joined by the Cloth," in the Medical School lobby. The exhibition will feature contemporary quilts by the group of predominantly African-American women who have worked together over the past three years to incorporate their heritage into quilt making. This particular exhibition will feature fourteen artists displaying over thirty quilts.

Participating artists are: Melody Faye Rose of Quincy; Hattie Talley of Dorchester; Norma Booker of Holbrook; Susi Ryan of Worcester; Jonetta Jones of Randolph; Jacquie Anderson-Wilson of Burlington; Naomi Henry of Roxbury; Mildred Maines of Randolph; Jacqui James of Arlington; Wanda McClain of Newton; Jeannette Spencer of W. Bridgewater; Annette Thomas of Brockton; Michelle Harrell of Milton; and Sharon Harrison of Randolph.

"Sisters In Stitches, Joined by the Cloth" will be on public display through Feb. 23 in the Medical School lobby, and open for viewing from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Three additional exhibits on display include: "Our Project," photographs by the Youth Development Gang, Level I of the Benedict Building; "Prayer Pieces," paintings and prints by Kathleen Cammarata in Clinic III, Level I of the University hospital; and "over the river and THROUGH THE WOODS," prints by Susan J. Coles in Levels II and III of Two Biotech. These exhibits are open for viewing during regular business hours. "What's on View at UMMS Galleries" is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School Committee for Arts & Humanities. Exhibits featured in the Benedict Building, Clinic II and Biotech II are also made possible in collaboration with ARTSWorcester.

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