In the exhibit Forming Our Lives, three women recount personal stories that have affected and continue to shape their lives. Bonnie J. Smith found herself literally swimming upstream in her life after a work related injury forced her to use a wheel chair. Carol Larson was surgically shortened six inches as a teenager to make her a better fit for society. Cristina Velazquez’s work questions the world that says, “Women must be and do certain things.” The artwork they have created continually asks the question, “Why do certain situations happen in our lives and how do we overcome them” and gives insight into how three women have answered those hard questions. Text #FormingOurLives and let us know your story. The museum will have the stories available for everyone to read and become part of the exhibit.
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles July 26 - September 14, 2014; 520 S. First Street, San Jose, Ca. for information contact me @1-408-298-7898 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.