Meeting Information
Date Wed., April 17, 2019 at 7pm
Pre-meeting conversations begin at 6pm

Meeting Location
Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist 40 E. 35th St. (between Park & Madison Avenues), New York, NY. (Entrance at street level on the far right of the church itself; doorway marked #40.)

Free for TSGNY’s Full, Donor, and Student Members. $15.00 for Newsletter Subscription Members and Guests. Admission fees support TSGNY’s Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award.


The 6pm Pre-Meeting:
Our member driven “Conversation with Artists” series continues! Artists making
quilts will be our feature.
Please join us at 6:00 sharp.
See you there!

If you have an idea or suggestion for an upcoming pre-meeting program contact Joan Diamond to discuss your presentation and available dates.

May 15: Carol Shaw Sutton
June 19: Annual Members’ Show
(free admission in June for all !)

APRIL 17, 2019 aT 7PM

Bisa Butler is a full-time studio artist whose life-size portraits on quilts tell stories inspired by vintage photographs of African Americans. Of her work, she says, “My stories are told in the fabrics that I choose, the textures combined, and the colors that create a whole new composition. . .When you see vintage lace and aged satin it tells you the story of delicacy and refinement of times gone by. When you see African printed cotton and mud cloth it tells the story of my ancestral homeland and the cradle of civilization.” Butler’s quilts consist of hundreds of patches, many of them brilliantly colored, intricately pieced together to portray figures on backgrounds with abstract quilted patterns as backdrops.

 Butler holds a BA in Fine Arts from Howard University and a master’s degree in Art Education from Montclair State University. Represented in books including Journey of Hope: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama (2010), she has exhibited widely.

She is represented by the Claire Oliver Gallery in Upper Manhattan; her work was purchased for several museum collections from the gallery’s booth at Art Basel Miami Beach. Currently Butler is working toward solo shows at Claire Oliver and at the Katonah Museum. She lives in South Orange, NJ.