Multidisciplinary artist Ronah Harris held a reception on April 30 for her “Dolls & Quilts” exhibition, which has opened at The Art of Words Community School (TAWCS) in Dumbo, Brooklyn. 

Her series of soft sculptures—sewn dolls, quilts, and photographs––will be on view at the school/gallery until the end of June 2023. 

Harris, who also directs the Play Pattern program, which promotes STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) enrichment programs throughout New York City, combined her art opening with an opportunity for kids to learn 3D printing and hand-stitch sewing techniques. 

“I sew, I paint, and I make quilts,” Harris said in her artist statement. “I learned the techniques of sewing and painting when I was about 6 years old. Sewing was the magical tradition in my family, and undoubtably this skill was used to escape poverty by multiple generations of women.”

To see Harris’s work, visit TAWCS or the artists’ website at

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