AND STILL WE RISE: Race, Culture, and Visual Conversations
46 Stunning Story Quilts Narrating 400 Years of the African American Experience by Members of the Women of Color Quilters Network
Exhibition at 57 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard
(June 25-October 2019)
Presented by the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center in collaboration with the Women of Color Quilters Network
What is And Still We Rise? ASWR is an exhibit of 46 stunning art quilts created by Black women artists of the Women of Color Quilters Network. Narrating key moments from 400 years of African American history, as seen through the perspectives of artists ranging in age (now) from 59 to 103, the exhibit celebrates superb fiber artistry while bearing witness to perspectives on American history that written history has often neglected.
Why Oak Bluffs? And Still We Rise was created to commemorate 400 years of African American history. It debuted at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati and has been traveling the country for several years in anticipation of the 400 year anniversary in 2019.
Oak Bluffs was chosen as the location for this commemoration because of the iconic place Oak Bluffs itself holds in African American history, as a welcoming, inclusive community as far back as the late 19th century. Attracting tens of thousands of visitors during the summer months, Oak Bluffs offers the opportunity to bring national media attention to this historic exhibit and the conversation it advances.
We expect the exhibit to be seen by 50,000 people this summer.
We Invite Your Support: We invite businesses and individuals to support this exhibit and the Women of Color Quilters Network through sponsorships or purchase of advertising in two printed programs – July and August. Individual gifts will be acknowledged in a list of supporters. Ads are available in four sizes – you must provide art work. Your support advances crucial conversation about race and culture in New England, makes a wonderful exhibit of art possible, and enables the Women of Color Quilters Network provide pension funds to members and preserve the material legacy of deserving artists.
For further information, contact Julie Pepper or Karla Hostetler, firstname.lastname@example.org.
July Edition Deadline: June 25, 2019
August Edition Deadline: July 15, 2019
$250 – July or August – Business Card Size (3.5” x 2”)
$500 – July or August – 1/4 Page (3.5” x 4.75”)
$750 – July or August – Half Page
$1,000 – July or August – Full Page