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Coming Exhibition Explores Race Issues In America Through Quilting And Performances

'Bloody Sunday': Quilt by Sharon Kerry-Harlan of Wauwatosa, WI, that is part of the coming 'Story Quilts' exhibition.

Few artforms can lay claim to the power that quilting possesses. Seemingly mundane objects, quilts are both deeply personal -- with us in our most vulnerable moments as we sleep -- and woven tightly into America's history.

That duality makes them a perfect vehicle for examining America's painful history with race, and a new exhibition coming to Cincinnati in July called Story Quilts aims to do just that. Organizers hope the exhibition and related art, music and dance events can spur conversations that can lead to meaningful and lasting change.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the exhibitions and events are Story Quilts creator Kathy Wade and artist Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, who founded the Women of Color Quilters Network.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.