HW Pick: Women’s History Month Quilters Display At Resorts World In Queens

March 11, 2016

quiltsThrough March 31, Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNYC) will display quilts and mosaic art handmade by Shirley Cox, Sylvia Hernandez, and Arlene Kweli Jones to honor Women’s History Month. Come admire the craftsmanship of these three talented women while recognizing the importance of Women’s History Month. For an opportunity to interact with the artists, join us for the Artist Reception, tomorrow, March 12, at 6 p.m.

Shirley Cox has been a long time quilter and mosaic artist. She has exhibited at Roy Wilkins Colors In Black, Brooklyn Guilds small art show at the Windsor Terrace Library, AT&T Art Expos, Dwyer Reflections of Harlem; Preserving Harlem Stories at the Interfaith Center in New York City, Prospect Park 20th, Annual Quilt Show. She is currently a member of the Brooklyn Guild, St. John’s Recreation Center and the Christian Cultural Center Quilt Groups.  

Sylvia Hernandez began quilting 16 years ago and has shown her quilts in over 30 exhibits, art, and trunk shows and exhibits include the Brooklyn All Star Quilt Show, the Badass Quilters Society at the American Society Quilt Show and the El Santo Day of the Dead Art Exhibit at Whitdel Arts Gallery. Ms. Hernandez is the president of the Brooklyn Quilters Guild and a member of several quilting organizations throughout New York City.

Arlene Kweli Jones is a lifelong artist and her work showcases her travels throughout Africa, Europe, and Central America. Ms. Kweli Jones has exhibited her work in several shows, including Tribute to Faith Ringgold at City College, and And Still We Rise, curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi. She is a member of the Brooklyn Quilters Guild and Quilters of Color Network of New York.

Artist Reception: March 12, 2016, 6 p.m.

Times Square and Fifth Avenue level Red Wall Galleries, Resorts World Casino New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, New York 11420

Photo credit: Faith Ringgold, The French Collection Part I, #4, The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1991, acrylic on canvas, tie-dyed, pieced fabric border.

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