Cohort 1 | January - March 2015
Betty is a fiber mixed media artist, educator, and lecturer residing in West Philadelphia. Her work is informed by artistic and cultural traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora, addressing themes of identity, heritage, nature, symbolism, and ritual. She has received grants and awards; her work has been exhibited nationally, internationally and published in several books. As a teaching artist, Betty creates opportunities for under-served, under-resourced communities and individuals through interactive, hands-on textile/fiber arts projects.
Skillsets:Textile dyeing, painting and printing; Hand & machine sewing (no tailoring), Contemporary art and basic quilt making; Felt making (wet process); Care giver for elder relatives; Introductory gardening; Event and Performance Volunteer