Carolyn Harper, Seeking Freedom: Portrait of Mass Incarceration

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Carolyn Harper, Homeless Alexus, 2018, fabric

Rosewood Arts Center in Kettering, Ohio is pleased to announce two new exhibitions Seeking Freedom: Portraits of Mass Incarceration, Quilts by Carolyn Harper and Something Precious to the Earth, cut paper by Sarah Nguyenon view from April 24 to May 27, 2023. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Carolyn Harper (Narberth, PA) is a textile artist exploring portraiture through traditional craft medium. Her subjects often depict individuals who have been “marginalized, discriminated against, or abused,” with the aspiration to provide “faces to those who are faceless, nameless and powerless, and bear witness to those who are suffering.” Using techniques such as quilting, batik, hand dying, embroidery, and more, each portrait offers a compelling testament to a lived experience, stitched in time.

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