This is My Home Now

Narrative Textiles from Idaho Newcomers

January 11 - March 11, 2018

Hall Gallery

Free opening reception with the artists, refreshments, and music on Thursday, February 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Willard Arts Center. Reception supported by KISU, FM-91, Your Ear to the World

An exhibit of quilts stitched by Idaho newcomers working wiht Artisans for Hope volunteers. Produced by the Idaho Commission on the Arts with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts. 

This collections focuses on quilted and stitched artworks that depict a narrative or story element in their design. The pieces embody the collective voice of some of Idaho's newest residents as they translate stories of journeys and live in transition onto textiles. These examples of living traditions demonstrate how the visual impact of place affects values related to worldview, occupation, community, and opportunity. 

The artists represented in this exhibit have arrived in Boise from places as far away as Bhutan, Congo, Afghanistan, and Somalia, among others.

Sponsored by
Todd and Melanie Mary • David Manson