Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars: Quilt Installation by Emily Johnson/Catalyst and Maggie Thompson

Reception and performance Tuesday, September 26, 6-9 PM

An installation of 84 hand-sewn, community-made quilts designed by Makwa Studio textile artist Maggie Thompson that served as a platform for Emily Johnson/Catalyst’ performance of Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars. Inscribed with answers to “What do you want for your well-being? For the well-being of your chosen friends and family? For your neighborhood? For your town, city, reserve, tribal nation, world?” The blankets hold the visions and intentions of hundreds of quilting bee participants.

The performance on 9/26 will include fire-side stories for our future, present, and past shared by Hadrien Coumans, Emily Johnso, Georgia Lucas, Clarinda Mac Low, and Sahar Muradi. Fire tended by Maryá Wethers. 

Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars at Randall’s Island Park on August 19, presented by P.S. 122 »

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