Quilting is both folk tradition and fine art, a dual role that local fiber artist NedRa Bonds understands intimatel. Her grandmother taught her to quilt, and Bonds later became an art teacher. Her needle has stiched a visual history of the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas once a stop on the Underground Railroad. Another work focuses on the love-hate relationship between African-American women and their hair. Bonds quilts are on display in the Alumni Gallery of Vanderslice Hall on the Kansas City Art Institute campus (4415 Warwick) until February 28. For more information, see kcai.edu.
Jan. 19-Feb. 28, 2009