Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections

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Start Date: September 15, 2012
End Date: September 15, 2012
Time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Location: 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte NC 28215


Aprons don’t hold us back, they take us back.

Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections is a thought provoking and generational friendly traveling exhibition. Pairing powerful photography with real world stories and sentimental ties to the past in the form of vintage aprons, the exhibit tells the emotional stories of 46 individuals, each of whom have unique memories about aprons and the people who wore them.

Pairing artifacts and stories with portraits taken by award-winning photographer Kri

stina Loggia, the diverse contributors include a 111‐year‐old mother and her only child; a Holocaust survivor; a biology professor from Mali, Africa, and a preteen and her grandmother. Their stories explore the people behind the aprons and give life to the fabrics and the exhibit. Adding emphasis and history to these stories, the gallery space also features vintage aprons, hung on clotheslines throughout the exhibit.

Prompted by project writer and apron curator EllynAnne Geisel, the contributors to Apron Chronicles recall the women in their lives who wore aprons and what they represented to their family; an event when an apron was worn; recipes; values and traditions from gentler, less complicated times; the bond between parent and child; survival; friendship; opportunity; challenge; and modern perspective.

Apron Chronicles national recognition includes Time magazine, The New York Times, CBS Sunday Morning, and NPR’s Weekend Edition.

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