July 13, 2015 – July 25, 2015
Reception & Panel Discussion: Wednesday, July 22nd, 5pm – 7pm
The Asheville Area Arts Council is showing the nationally touring Drones Quilt Project from July 13 to July 25 in its Artist Resource Center Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public. There will be a reception and panel discussion on July 22, 5pm -7pm.
The Drones Quilt Project is a folk art project designed to remember the victims of U.S. combat drones. Each square of the quilt is made by someone who includes his or her own name and the name of a victim, along with an image that is meant to capture our common and connected humanity. Accompanying the quilts are informational posters that describe the nature and effects of drone warfare.
Ken Jones, local organizer of the exhibit, said, “These quilts are moving and personal expressions of love and outreach that really make us pause. They help us see beyond the abstractions and ideologies of governments and understand the real human cost of our drone attacks around the world.”