Some of the Louisville Area’s most talented fiber and textile artists will show their talents at the Patio Gallery at the Jewish Community Center in the LAFTA show May 3-June 2. Work from more than 25 artists was chosen to be represented in the show.
The Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists work in quilting, beading, doll-making, embroidery, basketry, weaving, tapestry and many more genres.
The juror, Barbara Bushey, has been working in textiles for more than 35 years. Her work has appeared three times in Quilt National, as well as many juried shows throughout the country and overseas. Her work is in the permanent collections of The White House, the University of Wyoming, Hillsdale College, and many private collections. Bushey is associate professor of Art at Hillsdale College, where she teaches design and art history, and serves as chair. She has an MA in art history from Wayne State University, an MFA in textiles from Eastern Michigan University, a BFA in graphic design and textiles from EMU, and a BS in psychology from the University of Michigan.
Founded in 1995, LAFTA is an organization of local visual artists whose work encompasses an array of surface design and construction techniques. Members range in age from students to seniors, and in skill level from beginners to professional artists. The two-fold mission of LAFTA is to provide support and information to its members, and to increase community awareness and understanding of fiber and textile arts.