Fabric of Memory Exhibit Honors Heart Mountain

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Quilt by former Heart Mountain incarceree Naoko Yoshimura Ito.

The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center will host artists at a special exhibition of “The Fabric of Memory” with a free Artists’ Reception, April 7, at 6 p.m. The event features a quilt made by former Heart Mountain incarceree Naoko Yoshimura Ito and quilts made by the Textile Artists of Greater Yellowstone.

“Here in Wyoming we have a lot of opportunity to say things with our art,” says Jeanne Knudson of the Textile Artists of Greater Yellowstone (TAGY). After visiting the Confinement Site, the group were inspired to create art quilts that reflected some aspect of incarceration. The exhibit will run in the Ford Foundation Gallery March 2-May 20.

These new works of art are accompanied by a large story quilt created in 1990 by former Heart Mountain incarceree Naoko Yoshimura Ito. Mrs. Ito.  The quilt was originally created as part of a show for the Oakland Museum that focused on Japanese American Women. Mrs. Ito recently donated the quilt to the Heart Mountain Foundation. She is flying in from California for the event, and many of the TAGY artists will be present.

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HEART MOUNTAIN WINTER HOURS: October 2 to May 14
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Other visitation by appointment

Heart Mountain Confinement Site  is located between Powell and Cody at the intersection of Highway 14a and Road 19.