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September 24, 2013 > A.R.T., Inc. presents textile artist Marion Coleman

A.R.T., Inc. presents textile artist Marion Coleman

Submitted By Valerie Snart

Memory, family stories, cultural change and a world filled with color serve as inspiration for Castro Valley artist/counselor Marion Coleman. For over thirty years Coleman worked in youth and family services; now she combines this experience with her art to create work that explores memory, social change, and community.

ColemanÕs quilts have been exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally. She has numerous private commissions, been published in prestigious publications, and has completed public art commissions for several local counties. Coleman has served on the board of the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland, the African Advisory Council of the Oakland Museum, and the board of the Textile Arts Council of the deYoung Museum.

Coleman received a 2007 Creative Work Fund Grant to collaborate with two other quilt artists and the Bay Area Black United Fund for a project on African American health disparities, and was presented with the Alameda County Arts Leadership Award in 2009. In 2011 she was a semifinalist for a Creative Work Fund Grant in collaboration with Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco.

On Saturday, September 28 Coleman will present an overview of her art experience and show examples of a range of contemporary works including abstracts, portraits, narrative, and African- themed quilts. Discover how quilt ideas are developed and see a short machine quilting demonstration.

Marion Coleman
Saturday, Sept 28
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Ave., Castro Valley
(510) 667-7900

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