Framed Gallery Presents Fabrications: Art by Carolyn Crump and AAQDG
Reception 6:00 to 9:00pm Friday, March 1
Framed Gallery presents Carolyn Crump and The Storytellers: African American Quilt and Doll Guild, on view from March 1 through March 31. There will be a public opening reception Friday, March 1, from 6:00 to 9:00pm. The exhibition features Carolyn Crump, a world-renowned visual narrative artist and quilter. She captures your spirit and lifts it to new heights of imagination in fine art. Even as a child, Carolyn Crump longed to “create something beautiful and strong.” Today she is an award-winning multimedia artist, renowned for her 3D quilts. She uses them to depict history and give and account of African American culture.
Born in Detroit, Crump’s artistic talent was nurtured from the age of eight by family and friends. She received an art scholarship to the Cranbrook College of Art, and earned a degree in advertising design. However, her restless creativity led her to fine art, where she began working in diverse media. Crump defies illusionary boundaries to reflect a unique blend of wildness, freedom, and expression. Her stunning quilts—sewn canvases—tell powerful stories that earned the national Gold prize from the Newspaper Association of America. Collectors throughout the United States and Europe seek after her original paintings, quilts and sculpture. As well as residing in the Smithsonian. Currently residing in Houston, Texas, Crump presents throughout North America and Europe in group and one-woman shows. Crump views her art as an expression of insight, strength and traditional love.
This exhibition will also feature a diverse selection of handmade quilts and dolls created by members of the African American Quilt and Doll Guild of Northeast Ohio, whose narrative quilts are inspired by the oral histories of their ancestors. Embracing and sharing African American history and traditions, the African American Quilt and Doll Guild was established in 2006 by two retired school teachers—one who was a quilter and doll maker and the other who wanted to explore quilting as an art form.
Come join us March 1 to see the extraordinary works and meet Carolyn Crump and the women of the African American Quilt and Doll Guild.
FABRICATIONS: ART BY CAROLYN CRUMP & AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILT AND DOLL GUILD | MARCH 1–31
RECEPTION 6–9 PM FRIDAY, MARCH 1
15813 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44110