Studio Art Quilt Associates' Forced to Flee July 3 through November 7, 2021 3rd Floor Gallery
Throughout history people have been forced to flee from their homes for their own safety and survival. Their journeys have been prompted by war, genocide, famine, natural disasters, political repression, and other human rights violations. These refugee crises have also imposed severe impacts on the social, economic, and political structures of host countries around the world, particularly poor and developing countries.
This powerful and timely exhibition of 36 art quilts from Studio Art Quilt Associates illustrates the global challenges arising from the current refugee crisis impacting countries across the globe.
I was moved to tears by many of the sorrowful stories in these powerful depictions. These works are accessible even if they can make uncomfortable viewing. Audiences will surely come away with images etched into their memories, and with more awareness of the tragic plight of large sections of humanity.
— Dr. Sue Marks (exhibition juror)
About Studio Art Quilt Associates
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: "a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure." Over the past 30 years, SAQA has grown into a dynamic and active community of nearly 4,000 artists, curators, collectors, and art professionals located around the world. Our vision is that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium. With our exhibitions, resources, publications, and membership opportunities, we seek to increase the public's appreciation for the art quilt and to support our members in their artistic and professional growth.