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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Quilt Image at Levine Museum of the New South

Blindsided by Disaster exhibit graphic
illustrates the path of Hurricane Hugo

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Beth Resler Walters. Beth had been searching for hurricane images on the internet when she came across my quilt Hurricane Warning, shown in my last post. With the colors red, black and white, Beth said the image would be perfect for an upcoming exhibit about hurricane Hugo, the powerful storm which hit Charlotte 20 years ago. Working with the Concourse Gallery (which now owns the piece) Beth was able to get a high resolution digital image which was then printed as a full-size super graphic by TPM, Inc. I am very pleased it will be part of the show.

The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the American Red Cross, with whom Beth is associated, partnered with Duke Energy in sponsoring the exhibit which "captures the devastation through photographs donated by the Charlotte Observer."

Blindsided By Disaster, runs through December 6 at the incredible Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh Street, uptown Charlotte. A reception will be held Sept. 29 from 6-9 p.m. at the museum. There will be guest speakers, light refreshments, and a cash bar. Admission to the exhibit is free.

My husband and I got a sneak peek during installation.

A very hard-working Dominic Maier,
Exhibits Preparator, Levine Museum of the New South

Working from a schematic, Dominic is very precise.

Photographs donated by The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Observer photographers captured powerful images following Hugo's devastation.

A super graphic of my quilt 'Hurricane Warning' awaits installation along with the copy block shown below. It will be the last image in the exhibit.

By the way, this exhibit has been led by Red Cross volunteers from conception to completion. I think they did a great job.

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Joyce said...

It's amazing that any of us made it though that night. I'm in Columbia, South Carolina and I live on the South East side of town. We REALLY got the worst of Hugo. I will never forget that night.

Deb said...

Wow! It's interesting to see how they reproduced your quilt! I wonder if they will give that print to you after the exhibit is finished. If not, it's still an amazing honor!

Cynthia Wenslow said...

Congratulations! Well deserved!

Fulvia said...

Congratulations, Ellen. I know the Museum well and it is a treat to see it and your work!

Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

Many congratulations, Ellen! Looks like a very interesting exhibit, and it is very cool that your quilt is part of it.