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What is YOUR Hope for the World?

“Imagine Hope” Exhibit at The National Quilt Museum

by Jessica Byassee, Director of Public Affairs



Paducah, KY - March 17, 2010: The National Quilt Museum is providing a unique opportunity in conjunction with the exhibit of Imagine Hope. Adults and youth are invited to submit a work of art using any medium of art expression, visual or written, exploring their vision of hope for our world based on key world social and environmental issues important to them.

Art works must arrive at the museum by April 28 and must be ready for exhibition, i.e. framed if needed. A brief paragraph about the issue and the work of art should be included. Selected submissions will be displayed in the museum’s lobby and other common areas from May 2 - 9. Artists and the public are invited to the museum for an Artist Show and Tell of their works, “How Do You Imagine Hope?” on May 9 at 2 p.m.

Imagine Hope will premiere at the museum April 9 - May 25 with a special opening reception on April 20 from 3-5 p.m. This extraordinary exhibit strives to touch its viewers, inspiring them to get involved and make a change in the world. The exhibit features internationally renowned artist Hollis Chatelain’s fiber art works depicting social and environmental images that are important to her and to our world.

Twenty black and white thought-provoking photographs from various prominent photographers will be exhibited alongside the fiber art to bring more exposure to the issues portrayed in the show. The photographs will provide a striking realistic contrast to the colorful dream-like quality of the textile art.

For more information about Imagine Hope, visit:

The National Quilt Museum’s website
Hollis Chatelain’s website
Imagine Hope on Face Book

To receive the submission form or additional information about the “How Do You Imagine Hope?” art work and event, please contact Judy Schwender.

Designated as The National Quilt Museum of the United States, this non-profit institution is located in downtown Paducah, KY. The museum is open year-round Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST and also open on Sunday 1-5 p.m. from April – October. The facility is ADA compliant. Visit the exhibits and events calendar at


This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports The National Quilt Museum with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.