Arts

Improv Quilting: African American Traditional Improvisational Design and Composition

When: Sat., Jan. 7, 2-4 p.m. 2017

@ Jacoby Arts Center, 627 East Broadway, Alton, IL 62002
An interactive discussion about technique, process, tradition and creative intuition with textile artists Angee Turner and Sun Smith-Foret. The process — an improvisatory, counterintuitive way of doing things — was always what mattered most to Robert Rauschenberg. “Screwing things up is a virtue," he said when he was 74. "Being correct is never the point. I have an almost fanatically correct assistant, and by the time she re-spells my words and corrects my punctuation, I can’t read what I wrote. Being right can stop all the momentum of a very interesting idea.”

Price: Free