Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Standing in the Shadows Workshops 

August 26-November 25, 2014 (each Tuesday) | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Ashé Cultural Arts Center | 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA
Free and open to the public


"Rara Avis"~JHM©14 In the Colection of Ilene Martinez, singer-songwriter
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting workshops led by visual poet artist Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney.  These workshops will provide participants with opportunities to incorporate their own compelling personal stories as they create vibrant, jazzy, contemporary, quilted textile collages. During the workshops, an eclectic group of storytellers, poets, speakers, etc. will be engaged as part of the soul experience.

Finished quilts will be formally exhibited at Ashé Cultural Arts Center from March 3-April 30, 2015. "Standing in the Shadows" will then embark on a national & international tour in the fall of 2015 with its 2nd "thread" in Montpellier, France. This is not "just" a quilting class. Those interested do not need any sewing experience. Just by simply being willing to Cover Your HeART so Your Soul will be warmed while discovering millenniums-old tradition done in a contemporary vibe.  Be sure bring a pair of fabric scissors, and if you desire, fabrics you can share at this communal event.
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" quilting workshops start August 26, 2014. Workshop sessions will be held each Tuesday through November 25, 2014. For more information, call Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney at 504-645-6168 or Karel Sloane-Boekbinder at (504) 569-9070.
Ashé Cultural Arts Center | 1712 Oretha Castle-Haley Blvd. | New Orleans | LA | 70113
Be'Seeching~ Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney© 02 Changed Waters Katrina series.  
 In the Collection of author Tina McElroy Ansa


Reveling"~JHM©13 Circular Thangs series
"Reveling3"~JHM©13 Circular Thang series

Do you have a recorded history?

The secret to reaching your goals may rest in the written word. Writing is a common theme through every stage of successful goal achievement. The act of writing creates a promise, and having that visual promise in front of you every day won't let you forget it. Got a problem remembering what goals you met last week? Start tracking them on a daily basis. No more guessing and fooling yourself. The only way to get a really accurate picture of your progress is to record what you've done when you do it. Got something to say or a breakthrough to announce? Write it in a journal. Journals can show you what works and what doesn't. And the stories of your success can be great motivators in the future, right when you need help the most. From pregnancy start to pregnancy finish, you can help your memory and your goals by putting ink to paper. It can make up for fading memory and keep motivation from fading at all

 Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney,artist
Photography by Gus Bennett for the New Orleans People Project ©2014

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