upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

Betty Leacraft

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Betty Leacraft is a shape shifter of textiles and mixed media fiber, a visual artist, and educator residing in Philadelphia. She blends multiple techniques/processes creating works blurring lines between art quilts, wearable art, sculpture, and installation. Her work is informed by artistic/cultural traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora addressing themes of identity, heritage, symbolism, environment, and ritual. Betty has received grants, awards, honors, exhibited nationally and internationally; her art quilts published in books by Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, scholar/historian, Founder of the Women of Color Quilters Network. As an educator, Betty creates opportunities for underserved, under resourced communities and individuals though interactive, hands-on textile arts projects. 

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