‘Something Beautiful’ By Mary Craik

Mary Craik was beloved in Louisville. The fiber artist, who died in 2019 at the age of 95, was a promoter of NuLu (her studio and home was on East Market Street), education, feminism and quiltmaking. Garner narrative is the gallery representing Craik’s estate and is holding an exhibition and sale that benefits her passion project, the Dr. Mary Craik Scholarship for Women Students at UofL. “I just wanted to make something beautiful,” she said. “I didn’t have any deep meaning. It was that I just wanted people to enjoy seeing it. That’s sort of my deeper soul involvement, whatever you want to call it, is.”

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‘Something Beautiful’ By Mary Craik

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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