Ellen M. Blalock has spent her lifetime telling stories. As a former photographer and videographer for The Post-Standard in Syracuse, she told other people’s story. Starting in 2000, she began telling her own stories in quilts.
“Narrative Quilts,” an exhibition of Blalock’s quilts from 2000 to 2019 at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY, tells the story of her family, from baby quilts to her current series, “Spirit Trees” and “Holes.” The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 5, 2020.
The mostly large, figurative pieces draw viewers in to study the detail: A ghostly hand reaching up from below in “Teddy Bears, Monsters and Lies.” Faces in the trees on both ends of “The Homecoming.” The bullet parts sewn into “Now I Am a Man #1.”
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- Presented By: Schweinfurth Art Center
- Dates: November 26, 2019 - January 5, 2020
- Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Location: Schweinfurth Art Center
- Address: 205 Genesee Street
- Phone: 3152551553
- Time: Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 1-5pm
- Price: $10 per person; members and children 12 & under free
Narrative Quilts by Ellen M. Blalock
- 205 Genesee Street
- Auburn, NY 13021
- November 26, 2019 - January 5, 2020
- Schweinfurth Art Center
- $10 per person; members and children 12 & under free
- Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday