Mountain Handiwork: The American Craft Revival in Virginia

December 09, 2005 - May 07, 2006

Price-Strongwell Cultural Heritage Galleries

Exhibit Details

America in the 1930s provided the perfect climate for change – in society, in industry and in art. In Southwest Virginia, the American Craft Revival encouraged work associated with the handicraft tradition: woven coverlets and quilts, hooked rugs, pottery, cornhusk dolls, and furniture. The Federal Arts Project Center in Big Stone Gap, Laura Copenhaver Industries, Cedar Bluff Blanket Mill and the Handicraft Guild of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Virginia fostered regional artists.