MassArt Presents: Theresa-India Young
February 18 - March 21, 2014
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) will present a special President's Gallery exhibition honoring the late Theresa-India Young (1950-2008), noted lecturer, teacher, activist, and artist whose life's work was to ensure the preservation of the art of weaving and its traditions as a means of transmitting culture, language, and literacy. MassArt Fibers Program faculty members Janet Kawada and Ann Wessmann organized this exhibition of Young's textile work, in conjunction with the first annual Theresa-India Young Ethnic Weaving Scholarship established at MassArt to recognize a student working in ethnic weaving. The first recipient is Emma R. Welty, whose work will also be on display. The opening reception for the gallery will take place Wednesday, February 19th 6:30-8:30 p.m.