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Quilts From Award-Winning Artist To Be Featured In Plano, Texas

The ArtCentre of Plano and the Plano African American Museum will show the work of Jas Mardis

Throughout the month of February, a pair of Plano establishments are showcasing quilts from award-winning fabric designer Jas Mardis.

The dual exhibition setup will be featured at both the ArtCentre of Plano and the Plano African American Museum, with each quilt display paying homage to Black History Month.

As part of the month-long exhibition, the ArtCentre is showing "First Squares and Old Crowns," a body of fabric art and prints that shows off a wide spectrum of Mardis’ practice thus far. The exhibition includes quilt piecework Mardis created during his youth, along with his modern leather pyrography portrait and images from his "Just a Crown: 40 Crowns Black Women Wear in their Lifetime" series.

The Plano African American Museum, on the other hand, features a collection of eight quilts that explores the journey of African American experiences and racial conflict through the artist's vision.

The opening reception for the exhibit at The ArtCentre took place on Feb. 2, while the Plano African American Museum’s opening day was Feb. 3. Both exhibitions are scheduled to conclude on Feb. 29.

The ArtCentre of Plano is located at 902 E. 16th St., Plano, 75074, and is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The Plano African American Museum can be found at 900 13th St., Plano, 75074, and is open Thursday-Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This article was originally published on Feb. 5, 2024.