This is a past event.

Above the Fray 

When: Jan. 13-Feb. 27 2014
Much more than a stitch in time, HCC-Dale Mabry's exhibition helps celebrate the Tampa Black Heritage Festival with handmade quilts by Josephine Burns and Ella Dinkins. The quilters grew up and live in Eatonville, Fla., the town made famous by author Zora Neale Hurston — founded in 1887 and the first incorporated African-American town in America. Burns graduated in 1948 from the Hungerford School in Eatonville and lived on its premises as a boarder, working her way through to pay tuition. Featured in the exhibit is a quilt started by Mrs. Burn’s mother over 100 years ago and later finished by Mrs. Burns. It is a beautifully patterned quilt in deep reds and white, installed across a gallery corner. Dinkins is the daughter of the contractor who built Eatonville’s first elementary school. Her intricate patterns and textures, grab the eye with multi-colored thread. Both artists are involved in the annual Zora! Festival in Eatonville.


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