A new series by Ken "Blacktop" Gentle will debut on June 27 during the Sanford Art Walk from 6 to 9pm. Ken used quilted packing blankets as his painting surface.
"I created the quilts as a challenge to myself to see if I could do it. I've always put quilts into my memory paintings and I just wanted to pull them out of my paintings and paint them on a bigger scale. I've always felt quilting has brought the values of both African and European Americans together like no other folk art tradition," says Ken.
Along with ten quilts, we will feature eight memory paintings that have quilts as the subject matter.