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County Partners with Local Artist to Display Memorial Quilt

Post Date:11/01/2019

 

 

What:

Durham Homicide and Victims of Violent Death Memorial Quilt Exhibit

Who:

Durham County Engineering and Environmental Services

When:

November 4 -29, 2019

Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where:

County Human Services Building

414 E. Main Street

Facts:

  • Durham County Government is committed to the arts. This year, the County adopted a new Public Art Program focused on advocating arts in Durham.
  • On Monday, November 4, the Durham County Human Services Building, located at 414 E. Main Street, will become the month-long host location for the Durham Homicide and Victims of Violent Death Memorial Quilt by artist Sidney Brodie. The quilt exhibit will be located on the first floor east-west corridor until Friday, November 29. The exhibit will be closed on the Veterans Day holiday, November 11.
  • Brodie began needling the quilt in the late 1990’s following the death of a Durham toddler killed on the front porch of her neighbor’s home. Since that time, Brodie has added a patch in honor of every life lost in Durham. As of June 2019, more than 800 squares have been added to the nationally recognized memorial quilt.
  • In June of 2018, the Public Broadcast Station (PBS) in collaboration with UNC-TV and SCETV, released As in Death, a documentary film spotlighting Brodie’s passionate story and creation of the memorial quilt. The film is a part of the PBS documentary series Reel South directed by Mark Kammel. The film will be shown on various screens across the county throughout the month.
  • A kick-off event to spotlight the placement of the Durham Homicide and Victims of Violent Death Memorial Quilt Exhibit will take place on Wednesday, November 6, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m., at the Durham County Human Services Building, Conference Room C. Brodie will make a short presentation, answer questions, and invite attendees to view the quilt. The event is free and open to the public.
  • For more information about the upcoming exhibit or kick-off event, email Durham County Engineering and Environmental Services Project Manager and Public Art Coordinator Linda Salguero at public-art@dconc.gov.

 

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