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Carole Harris Visual Arts Carole Harris is a fiber artist, working primarily in the art quilt medium. Her work has extended the boundaries of traditional quilting. She has redefined and subverted the concepts of quilting to suit her own purposes by incorporating explorations that include various forms of stitchery, irregular shapes, textures, materials, and objects. Her recent works are inspired by the impact of time on natural and constructed environments. They celebrate the beauty in the frayed, the decaying, and the repaired. 22 Her work is included in several private and institutional collections and has been exhibited extensively worldwide. A recent highlight is inclusion in the exhibition, “The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21st Century America,” which toured China, where she was a guest lecturer. She has also received numerous awards including a 2015 Kresge Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship. Her work is scheduled for a solo exhibition at the N’Namdi Gallery in Detroit, Michigan, in April, 2016. Ms. Harris earned a b.f.a. degree from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1966.