In this episode of Detroit Performs: Detroit native Carole Harris quilts patterns filled with rhythms and energy; Iconic textile designer Ruth Adler Schnee is highlighted; and we journey to Featherwood Frames. Plus, host DJ Oliver heads to the Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center. The center serves the Detroit region’s visual arts community by fulfilling its mission “to connect people of all ages and abilities with visual arts education, exhibition, and other creative experiences.”
Ruth Adler Schnee is one of the founding figures of contemporary textile design in America. She was born in 1923 to a cultured German-Jewish family who fled Nazi Germany soon after Kristalnacht and settled in Detroit, Michigan.
Featherwood Frames is a shop in Yellow Springs, Ohio that produces hand made, wooden eye and sun glasses. The frames are fashioned from domestic woods – Osage orange, ash, black walnut, maple, oak, black locust, and cherry – that can shaped into strong, natural eye-wear.