Colorful 'Stories And Journeys' At Mattatuck

African-American Quilts By Faith Ringgold And Aminah Robinson Through April 27

By Susan Dunne for The Hartford Courant on April 15, 2014

In her "Coming to Jones Road" series, Ringgold tells stories of the Underground Railroad. Her vivid images are enhanced by stories running all around the image: "On our wedding day I was cryin and prayin we wouldn't get caught," "One day they just up and walk to freedom and nobody see 'em go."

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Image Credit:
Faith Ringgold’s "Coming to Jones Road #1" (1999)
Acrylic on canvas with pieced border 57 x 87" from the Series: Coming to Jones Road .
Courtesy of the Artist and ACA Galleries, New York

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