Art Exhibit: A Lurid Spectacle: Quilts by Artist Julie Summersquash

Come view an exhibit of quilts made by designer and artist Julie Summersquash.
Meet the artist and listen to an artist talk about her creative process and inspiration.
Enjoy live music, poetry and more by the group Creating Moments, with special guest musician Kamala Burden on tablas.
Partake in refreshments and have a joyful time!
$10 Suggested Donation


About Julie Summersquash:
“I grew up (down South) surrounded by my parents’ artist friends in a family of seamstresses and quilters. I have been sewing since I can remember. Costume and textiles have always been a major focus. Especially the traditional dress of north and west Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.

When I went off to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, it was no surprise that I chose the textile department. I dropped out after a couple of years, it being the 60’s and all. Settling and spending most of my life since in Providence, with time out to travel and live in a woodland yurt for a while.
Working for decades for an Indian clothing importer as a textile and embroidery designer. This allowed me to spend time in that homeland of sensory overload.
When I first produced quilts in the ’70s, they used traditional calico prints. Gradually transitioning to more elaborate Victorian designs and chintz. After a lengthy hiatus, I began working exclusively with the African prints in the quilts on display, which were created between 2006 and 2015. Currently, using simple traditional geometric quilt pattern as a grid to fill with color and pattern. I don’t have a minimalist bone in my body, and my goal is to leave no surface left unembellished, an aesthetic that’s also apparent in my home and wardrobe.”

Has winter left you feeling…dry?

We have one month until the ice thaws, and spring blooms, and with spring we leave behind the cold, bitter dryness that winter brings us. You may be feeling like your hair and skin is feeling the effects of winter! Well don’t worry we have just the remedy for you!  

Treat Yourself

Treat your hair to some tender loving care by lathering up with ylang ylang.  A lush, super-sensual aroma found in the Damage Remedy family. Can a damaged hair treatment really smell beautiful? You bet it can. Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair instantly repairs damaged hair and protects it from thermal damage up to 450 degrees. Daily care should be a luxurious experience, and it is thanks to a blend of certified organic bergamot, ylang-ylang and mandarin.

  • Instantly repairs and protects from heat styling.
  • 97% naturally derived* leave-in treatment instantly repairs the integrity of hair’s surface.
  •  Helps protect the hair against breakage and thermal damage up to 450°.
  • Formulated with quinoa protein, this leave-in treatment helps give you stronger, longer hair**.

Here’s how to step up your winter skin game so you step into springtime with a fresh, dewy complexion.

  1. Amp up the moisture during the day without getting greasy! Adding a layer of moisturizer for extra protection before applying a SPF will ensure that your skin is getting the moisture it needs. 

    MTMH RECOMMENDS: VITAL C hydrating intense moisturizer

  2. Lock in that moisture before you go to bed, by applying a thicker, richer cream. Your skin performs most of its reparative work as you sleep, this ensures your skin gets all the nutrients and hydration it possibly can. 

    MTMH RECOMMENDS: VITAL C hydrating repair crème

  3. After moisturizing add a layer of oil on spots prone to dehydration , pat on a couple of drops of facial oil to supercharge moisture in the area while creating an extra-protective barrier against water loss. 

    MTMH RECOMMENDS: VITAL C hydrating facial oil

  4. Apply a moisturizer containing broad-spectrum sunscreen. The UV rays penetrate clouds and windows no matter what the weather is, which means your skin is susceptible to the effects of aging any day of the year. 

    MTMH RECOMMENDS: PREVENTION+ daily hydrating moisturizer SPF 30+

  5. Treat your face with a hydrating sheet mask every week. When in doubt or dryness, always rely on a mask! A sheet mask delivers hydration deeply into the skin by allowing the ingredients to penetrate in high concentration. 

    MTMH RECOMMENDS: I MASK biomolecular hydrating recovery mask

You are now on your way to Hydrated, Nourished & Revitalized Hair & Skin!

Have Curly Hair? You Need These Products!

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Davines Curl Building Serum

Ideal for a look with defined, bouncy curls.

Benefits:

This miracle serum enhances your natural curls & gives elasticity + defines without weighing you down.

The synergy of high quality moisturizing ingredients facilitates the deposit of water molecules on the hair shaft, giving you a natural glossy & anti-frizz effect.

The gradual release of ingredients enhances the product performance, acts as a humidity repellent, and keeps hair healthy and moisturized longer.

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Aveda Co-Wash

Sulfate-free, low-lather conditioning wash with certified organic babassu oil.

Benefits:

Co-wash is an essential for you curly-haired babes out there. This product gently cleanses your scalp without stripping your natural oils.

 It conditions and removes build-up and effectively moisturizes curls for up to 3 days with the help of concentrated certified organic babassu oil.

Reduces frizz and leaves curl soft & defined, while infusing your hair with Aveda’s own pure-fume aroma with certified organic lemon, bergamot, orange, and other pure flower and plant essences.

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Eufora Curl’n Nourishing Treatment

Serious nourishment for over-processed hair.

Benefits:

This mask transforms curly hair due to its unique blend of Rice & Keratin Amino Acids, which help to strengthen, condition, and re-hydrate hair.

 Tomato Fruit Ferment Extract helps to repair damage , while it strengthens and improves the structure of the curl for added curl retention.

Meanwhile, the Abyssinian Oil & Moringa Oil hydrate, improve manageability, and strengthens hair fibers & enhances shine due to being rich in antioxidants and Omega 9.