On March 6, 2021, the West Baton Rouge Museum will open a new exhibition, Centered Around Culture: Quilts by Cely Pedescleaux. Cely Pedescleaux is a self-taught textile artist and quilter born in the 7th Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana. She grew up surrounded by seamstresses who meticulously crafted hand-worked lace, crocheting, beading, and tatting into decorative pieces of art on fabric. Cely expanded her love for quilting through fashion when she created outfits for Worn Again (2009, 2010) a New Orleans fashion show where the organizers provided old clothing to local artists who brought new life to recycled garments.
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