Saturday, July 11, 2015

Arkansas Living Treasures Exhibit

I attended the opening of the Arkansas Living Treasures Exhibit last night in Little Rock. The exhibit will be up until February at the Historic Arkansas Museum. The exhibits are lovely. My own is shown in the photos above and below.

On the one hand, it is wonderful that Arkansas is a state that recognizes the importance of crafts. On the other hand, it is one of the few states to do so in this manner, and there are many more here in Arkansas and in other states who deserve recognition in a similar manner. One "Arkansas Living Treasure" is named each year and there are many more deserving the honor. I was named in 2009.

The program was launched in about 2001. One of our members died, and about 15 crafts artists were represented in the exhibit. A number of us have been friends for years, as the world fine crafts is a small one.

Make, fix and create...

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