Threads Across Time

  • 6/17/2021, 6/18/2021, 6/19/2021, 6/20/2021, 6/23/2021, 6/24/2021, 6/25/2021, 6/26/2021, 6/27/2021, 6/30/2021, 7/1/2021, 7/2/2021, 7/3/2021, 7/7/2021, 7/8/2021, 7/9/2021, 7/10/2021, 7/11/2021, 7/14/2021, 7/15/2021, 7/16/2021, 7/17/2021, 7/18/2021, 7/21/2021, 7/22/2021, 7/23/2021, 7/24/2021, 7/25/2021, 7/28/2021, 7/29/2021, 7/30/2021, 7/31/2021, 8/1/2021, 8/4/2021, 8/5/2021, 8/6/2021, 8/7/2021
  • 205 Genesee Street
  • Auburn, NY 13021
  • P: (315) 255-1553

Fiber artist Sarah Bond traces her quilt making heritage to several foremothers. Her great-great-grandmother, Jane Arthur Bond, was born in 1828 as a slave. Her great-grandmother Louvinia Clarkson Cleckley was also born enslaved in 1858. They, along with great-grandmother Anna Gibson Bond, were all quilters. In piecing together the Bond family history, the quilts made by these women act as artifacts in the historical record.

In her exhibition Threads Across Time, Bond puts her work in close juxtaposition to her foremothers’ quilts by echoing patterns and reimagining their structures. With woven stars from Jane, blocked strip pieces from Anna, and lone stars from Louvinia, Bond uses her practice to awaken ancestral connections. Did she inherit Jane’s eye for color? Anna’s sense of composition? Louivina’s bold style? Is there something in her blood that moved her to this path and will continue to sweep across generations?

Bond will be giving a lecture via Zoom about her exhibit on Saturday, June 19, at 6pm. This event is free to the public, but you must pre-register to receive the Zoom invitation. Please click here to register.

Also on display are Made in NY 2021, a juried exhibition of work by artists from across New York State, and Harriet's Legacy, an exhibition of paintings by Ithaca artist Terry Plater that will be on display at the Schweinfurth and neighboring Cayuga Museum of History and Art.

  • Presented By: Schweinfurth Art Center
  • Dates: 6/17/2021, 6/18/2021, 6/19/2021, 6/20/2021, 6/23/2021, 6/24/2021, 6/25/2021, 6/26/2021, 6/27/2021, 6/30/2021, 7/1/2021, 7/2/2021, 7/3/2021, 7/7/2021, 7/8/2021, 7/9/2021, 7/10/2021, 7/11/2021, 7/14/2021, 7/15/2021, 7/16/2021, 7/17/2021, 7/18/2021, 7/21/2021, 7/22/2021, 7/23/2021, 7/24/2021, 7/25/2021, 7/28/2021, 7/29/2021, 7/30/2021, 7/31/2021, 8/1/2021, 8/4/2021, 8/5/2021, 8/6/2021, 8/7/2021
  • Location: Schweinfurth Art Center
  • Address: 205 Genesee Street
  • Phone: (315) 255-1553
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 pm Sundays
  • Price: $7 per person; members, participating artists, and children 12 and under are free
Threads Across Time
  • 205 Genesee Street
  • Auburn, NY 13021
  • 6/17/2021, 6/18/2021, 6/19/2021, 6/20/2021, 6/23/2021, 6/24/2021, 6/25/2021, 6/26/2021, 6/27/2021, 6/30/2021, 7/1/2021, 7/2/2021, 7/3/2021, 7/7/2021, 7/8/2021, 7/9/2021, 7/10/2021, 7/11/2021, 7/14/2021, 7/15/2021, 7/16/2021, 7/17/2021, 7/18/2021, 7/21/2021, 7/22/2021, 7/23/2021, 7/24/2021, 7/25/2021, 7/28/2021, 7/29/2021, 7/30/2021, 7/31/2021, 8/1/2021, 8/4/2021, 8/5/2021, 8/6/2021, 8/7/2021
  • Schweinfurth Art Center
  • $7 per person; members, participating artists, and children 12 and under are free

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