The Skin Quilt Project
Film Screening with Director Q&A
Saturday, March 20 @ 1:30PM
New England Quilt Museum | 18 Shattuck Street, Lowell
The Lowell Film Collaborative is excited to announce our upcoming (and second) film partnership with the New England Quilt Museum for a screening of the Boston-based and newly completed documentary The Skin Quilt Project. Directed by educator, writer, and activist Lauren Cross, this remarkable film poignantly and openly discusses the misconceptions of gender and skin color in terms of African-American quilting and the history of textile arts. After receiving word of the documentary from local friends and film partners, we were pleased to eventually hear from Lauren herself — she was incredibly supportive of our plan to host the event and has graciously agreed to be our special guest for the occasion!
We hope you will share this event information with your networks and join us in welcoming Lauren Cross to Lowell and the NEQM on March 20. This event promises to be very special! View excerpts of The Skin Quilt Project and get complete film information at www.skinquiltproject.com.
About The Skin Quilt Project | Informative and provocative, The Skin Quilt Project explores colorism in the African-American community through the first-hand stories of African-American quilters and the artform that was passed down through generations to celebrate its culture. The quilters featured in the film speak of the influence of the African-American quilting tradition in encouraging an appreciation for African-American cultural heritage.
About the director | Lauren Cross is a writer, activist, and interdisciplinary artist working in mixed media, photography, media arts, and installation art. Her current research interests include the issues of colorism and the “color complex” within the African-American community, and her current work addresses ideals of beauty, race, and skin complexion in media imagery. She is also the founder and editor of CVAAD Projects (www.cvaad.com), an online blog and resource for contemporary visual art of the African diaspora. She received her BA in Art, Design, and Media from Richmond, The American International University in London, England. She currently teaches at Stonehill College, Easton, MA.