Three Omaha openings this week for the Quilted Conscience Project
Colorful quilt display unites new immigrants and long-time Nebraska residents
Omaha gallery patrons will have the chance this week to attend several openings of “The Quilted Conscience Project,” a moving and meaningful art project that features beautifully colored displays and fosters cross-cultural bonds across generations.
The Quilted Conscience Project works with immigrant and refugee children, newly arrived in the United States, and traditional-American communities, here for many generations, who don’t yet know their newest neighbors. Together, the groups form bonds and discover similarities through sharing their dreams and memories via quilting. It encourages creativity, respect, and friendship.
Quilts on display in Omaha this week are works produced by students in Lincoln, Omaha, and Grand Island.
You can view the results of The Quilted Conscience this week in Omaha:
Thursday, February 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Joslyn Art Museum
2200 Dodge St.
See the Karen Dreams and Memories quilt from Omaha Public Schools and Newcomer Quilts from Grand Island Public Schools at this public reception.
Friday, February 6 – 6:00 p.m.
1111 Jones St.
See the Sudan Dreams and Memories quilt from Grand Island Public Schools at this public reception.
Dale Clark Main Omaha Public Library
215 S. 15th St.
See the Dreams and Memories quilt created by Lincoln Public Schools from Myanmar.
The quilts will be on display through April 25 at those locations.