HumanKind Fair Trade

Friday, October 6, 2017
6:00 pm
HumanKind Fair Trade
982 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo
, CA

At the next Art After Dark on October 6, HumanKind is proud to feature vibrant, folk art Day of the Dead quilts created by Sharon B. Emerson. Musical guest for the evening will be Marcus DiMaggio.   

Informed by many years in Latin America, Sharon has constructed her art quilts to capture both the spirituality and joy of the Day of the Dead celebration. Her work is a folk art presentation bridging the gap between the craft stalls of a local market and the more formal, traditional art exhibits of a museum.

The quilts are constructed of brightly colored fabrics, many of which have special meaning. “They connect me to memories of family and friends who have died. The vintage hankies are an homage to my grandmother. Some of the thread and ric rac is from my mother’s sewing basket. My late father-in-law’s favorite Hawaiian shirt provides flowers.” The quilts’ themes are classic Mexican Day of the Dead: Skulls, Frida Kahlo, and Virgin of Guadalupe.

Sharon Emerson lives in San Luis Obispo and is a member of Cutting Edge Fiber Arts Group. She has had pieces exhibited in numerous venues, including the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. She is a retired evolutionary biologist whose research took her to tropical regions around the world. She moved to the Central Coast nine years ago.

Sharon’s quilts will be on exhibit into November. 100% of the proceeds from quilt sales will be donated to Wilshire Hospice, the sponsor of the Dia De Los Muertos event in SLO Mission Plaza on November 4.