Mountain Handiwork: The American Craft Revival in VirginiaDecember 09, 2005 - May 07, 2006
Price-Strongwell Cultural Heritage Galleries
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.
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