Christina Johnson (LTA ’07), will exhibit at the Saint ASAPH gallery, 27 Conshohocken state road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. Opening Reception will be held on Friday, November 20, 2009, 6:00-8:00pm. The exhibit will run November 20, 2009 through January 3, 2010. Visit saintasaphs.org for more information.
Christina is a fiber artist focused on relaying traditional quilting techniques, cultural values and building a sense of self worth while creating work that maintains ties to legacies of old. Her art challenges traditional and stereotypical edicts, encouraging individual empowerment with the hope of assisting women to use their voices and art for continued social change. She believes in the motto, “each one teach one and then pass it on”. Initially teaching as an artist with the Philadelphia school system, she has since worked with diverse groups of women, youth, and elders, to teach her craft in Philadelphia, Jamaica, and Ghana. Christina founded the Heart Strings Quilt Guild and co-founded the Southeastern Pennsylvania African American Documentation Quilt Project, which promotes the African American traditions of quilting.