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Interview with Tisha Thorne

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Community Museum
Scope and Contents
Tisha Thorne, founder and coordinator of the East of the River Sewing and Quilting Guild, talks about her techniques as a fabric media artist, when and how she started sewing, and teaching herself to sew when she was a teenager. She also talks about her involvement in the community, teaching and working with children and senior citizens, and her book projects. Thorne explains what creativity means to her, sources of inspiration, and her creative style and creative process. Thorne talks about the origin and goals of the East of the River Sewing and Quilting Guild, how the guild is involved in the community, and the diversity of the guild's membership. Footage of artwork - quilts, clothing, fashion accessories, and other mixed media fabric art - follows the interview.
Interview. Dated 20110425.
Date
2011
Extent
1 Video recording (MiniDV)
Type
Archival materials
Video recordings
Interviews
Occupation
Artists
Topic
African Americans
African American artists
Civic leaders
Communities
Place
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Culture
African American
Collection Rights
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Citation
Interview with Tisha Thorne, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.01-007.16, Item ACMA AV005234
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