Jan 10th, 2014: Reception for Amber Avalos & Amy Cools Textile Works show
Amy explains the story behind
‘My Grandma and Her Pictures’
Last night’s ‘Amber Avalos and Amy Cools: Textile Works’ gallery show reception, January 10th, 7 – 10pm, was a memorable evening! The enthusiasm and the outpouring of love and support from friends, family, and textile arts enthusiasts made our hearts overflow.
My thanks to all of you who came out, and I hope you all had as wonderful a time as Amber and I had!
There are other great pictures of the guests, the many kids in attendance frolicking in the large space, and the art taken by friends and visitors. I’ll post more as they become available.
For those of you who couldn’t make it, the show is still up through January 25th, 2014. SoleSpace is open Tuesdays from 12-5:30pm, and Wednesdays – Saturdays 12pm – 7pm.
Amy M. Cools, PhD, is a historian, author, and educator. Her doctoral thesis, ‘The Life and Work of James McCune Smith (1813-1865),’ is the first completed book-length biographical study dedicated to this pioneering intellectual, scientist, and physician. She is currently a historical researcher and writing assistant and part-time educator. As time allows, she is also currently working on a full-length scholarly biography of McCune Smith and on compiling and editing his complete written works. Amy holds a PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh (2021); an MA in Intellectual History with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh (2018); a BA in Philosophy: Ethics, Politics and Law, Summa Cum Laude from California State University at Sacramento (2013), and an AA in Humanities and Fine Arts from Riverside City College (1999).
Amy has written theses, peer-reviewed articles, conference papers, and essays on McCune Smith, Frederick Douglass, the history of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century civil rights movements, the history of philosophy, United States history, and other historical and philosophical topics. Links to these and/or full articles can be found at her website OrdinaryPhilosophy.com – for which she plans to resume writing more frequently as soon as her busy schedule allows – which also features photo-illustrated writings about her history- and philosophy-themed travels and other topics. Born in California, USA, she now makes her home near Falkirk, Scotland.