Discussion Bound: The Handcraft Revival in Southern Appalachia: 1930-1990 by Garry G. Barker« Back to Events
Second Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m.
Frances Mulhall Achilles Library at the Asheville Art Museum
Free with membership or Museum admission
This monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas about readings that relate to artworks and the art world, and to learn from and about each other. Bring your copy of the book, and a brown-bag lunch to make the most of your midday break! Books are available at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café (55 Haywood Street, Asheville 28801) for a 10% discount.
The Handcraft Revival in Southern Appalachia: 1930-1990 by Garry G. Barker
Appalachians have always honored craft. Showoff quilts, complicated whittlings, “face jugs,” intricate woven coverlets, and the work of famous basketmakers constituted the art of early Appalachia, the life and color of its remote mountain households. By the 1920s, however, the craft tradition was quickly vanishing. This lively, highly personal book recounts the “missionary” effort that preserved the traditional Appalachian craft culture and traces the organization, politics, and economics of later handcraft revival organizations in Southern Appalachia. Moderated by Andrew Glasgow, Guest Curator.
Read in conjunction with Appalachian Innovators: Women Makers in the Southern Highland Craft Guild, 1930-2000.