Each one of artist Carole Lyles Shaw’s quilts tells a story. The quilts also pay tribute to the quiet heroism and patriotism of African-Americans, including nurses who bravely served in the field to care for wounded soldiers.
At a recent exhibition of her work and that of dozens of other quilters, Carole talked to Growing Bolder about these largely unknown heroes who risked their lives to care for others. She also celebrates the other story quilts that are a part of the traveling exhibit called And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations and explains why she sees art as a hopeful act.
The traveling exhibit examines 400 years of African-American history, dating back to slaves who were brought to America from Africa through recent events, such as the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Carole offers advice for honoring the creative voices in your head and soul and urges everyone to talk to their loved ones to preserve family histories.
This traveling exhibit is organized by Cincinnati Museum Center, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Women of Color Quilters Network. Click here for more information.
Taped on location at the Orange County Regional History Center.