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Celebrating the creative spirit : contemporary southeastern furniture : an exhibition of artist-made furniture / guest curator, Martha Stamm Connell ; organized and toured by Mobile Museum of Art

Author:
Connell, Martha Stamm  Search this
Mobile Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
62 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Southern States
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Furniture  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Call number:
NK2210.M7 .M63 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_564464

Oral history interview with Carolyn Mazloomi

Interviewee:
Mazloomi, Carolyn  Search this
Interviewer:
Cubbs, Joanne  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Women of Colour Quilters Network  Search this
Adkins, Minnie, 1934-  Search this
Benberry, Cuesta  Search this
Cargo, Robert T.  Search this
Connell, Martha Stamm  Search this
Freeman, Roland L., 1936-  Search this
Hill, Lauryn  Search this
Johnson, Nkosi, 1989-2001  Search this
Miller, Edjohnetta  Search this
Sisto, Penny  Search this
Wilson, Marie  Search this
Extent:
16 Items (Sound recording: 16 sound files (4 hr., 33 min.), digital, wav)
56 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2002 September 17-30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Carolyn Mazloomi conducted 2002 September 17 and 30, by Joanne Cubbs, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in West Chester, Ohio. Mazloomi speaks of growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with a family of self-taught artists; the positive influence of her aunt and teacher Dr. Carter; the generation of African American quilt-makers who followed a gap in quilt-making post-slavery; she describes her previous career as an aeronautical engineer and her transition to quilt-making; how she identifies herself as a craftsperson, not an artist; her experience with Baltimore album and Appalachian quilts; learning to quilt; the Women of Color Quilter's Network and its economic and social development programs; her book, "Spirits of the Cloth"; the positive and negative aspects of travel; the false generalizations of African American quilts in academic circles; the importance of gender, race, and ethnicity in her work; her connection to "praise songs"; she discusses functional vs. nonfunctional quilts; the market for "hand-crafted" quilts; agents and galleries; she describes her working environment; adopting the use of a sewing machine in her work; the importance of community; her technique; her accomplishment of placing African-American quilts in the Renwick Gallery; the influence of magazines, including "Raw Vision;" her aversion to commissions; expanding her use of materials and technology; her exhibitions; her role as an advocate and dealer; finding inspiration in black and white linocuts and her use of color in quilts; and making a connection with her audience. Mazloomi also recalls Marie Wilson, Cuesta Benberry, Edjohnetta Miller, Roland Freeman, Robert Cargo, Martha Connell, Penny Sisto, Minnie Adkins, Nkosi Johnson, and Lauryn Hill.
Biographical / Historical:
Carolyn Mazloomi (1948- ) is a quilt maker from West Chester, Ohio.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 16 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 33 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Quiltmakers -- Ohio  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Quilting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Quilting -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Baltimore album quilts  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mazloo02
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mazloo02
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Carolyn Mazloomi, 2002 September 17-30

Interviewee:
Mazloomi, Carolyn, 1948-  Search this
Mazloomi, Carolyn, 1948-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cubbs, Joanne  Search this
Subject:
Adkins, Minnie  Search this
Benberry, Cuesta  Search this
Cargo, Robert T.  Search this
Connell, Martha Stamm  Search this
Freeman, Roland L.  Search this
Hill, Lauryn  Search this
Johnson, Nkosi  Search this
Miller, Edjohnetta  Search this
Sisto, Penny  Search this
Wilson, Marie  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Women of Colour Quilters Network  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Quilting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Quilting -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Baltimore album quilts  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11504
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)240143
AAA_collcode_mazloo02
Theme:
African American
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_240143
Online Media:

Poetic expressions of mortality : figurative ceramics from the Porter-Price Collection / forward [sic] by Paul William Richelson ; collector's statement by Ron Porter, M.D. ; essay by Martha Stamm Connell

Author:
Richelson, Paul William  Search this
Porter, Ron M.D  Search this
Connell, Martha Stamm  Search this
Mobile Museum of Art  Search this
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Physical description:
99 p. : col. ill. ; 28 x 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
C2006
20th century
Topic:
Ceramic sculpture  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Call number:
NK3740.P67 P63 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_811607

Out of the woods : turned wood by American craftsmen / [organized by the Fine Arts Museum of the South ; guest curator, Martha Stamm Connell ; historical essay, Dale Nish.]

Author:
Connell, Martha Stamm  Search this
Nish, Dale L. 1932-  Search this
Fine Arts Museum of the South at Mobile  Search this
United States Information Agency Arts America Program  Search this
Subject:
Fine Arts Museum of the South at Mobile Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
75 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
C1992
20th century
Topic:
Turning  Search this
Woodwork--History  Search this
Call number:
TT201 .O98 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_544379

Contemporary works in wood : southern style / guest curated by Martha Stamm Connell

Author:
Connell, Martha Stamm  Search this
Huntsville Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
35 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southern States
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Woodwork--Exhibitions  Search this
Furniture--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NK9612 .C76 1990
NK9612.C76 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_433451

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