Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Jack Lenor Larsen fabrics, secured from the designer, were worked by Lesch to produce this fabric collage now on exhibit at U of L's Schneider Hall in Louisville, KY Posted by Picasa

Fabric Portrait, Alma Wallace Lesch

included in the U of L exhibition: Alma Lesch: A Life in Fabric

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Alma Lesch: A Life in Fabric
the exhibition runs through March '06 at Schneider Hall on the campus of the University of Louisville in Kentucky, usa.

Mother and Child, pictured here, is on loan from the Evansville Museum of Art and Science, Evansville, IN.

This full length textile portrait, from the early group of Lesch's signature 'portraits' using vintage clothing w/embellished surface areas and densely embroidered borders, reveals hundreds of buttons on the child's dress giving the textured illusion of an Amish quilt surface delicately puckered by thousands of close hand quilted stitches evident in their 19th century textiles.... again, the linen background fuses the palette into a painterly sensibility not seen in many other artists' textile collages of the 1960s-70s when Alma Lesch developed this form we now call Portraits.
The Alma Lesch: A Life in Fabric has opened in Louisville's Covi Gallery in the Hite Art Institute galleries on the U of L campus.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

ginkgo yellows on front lawn; laden with plump nuts this season, yellow mums last late into the autumn

Monday, October 24, 2005

Koi ready for winter

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forcythia bush, autumn 05

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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Alma Wallace Lesch database
Felted wall piece, Marilyn Rose Swan of Lexington, KY: 2005 Alma Wallace Lesch Memorial Award in textiles

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2005 Award winning textile artist: Marilyn Swan; detail, felted hanging.

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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

"Sallie", 1996, fabric portrait, Alma Lesch  Posted by Picasa
signature detail of "Sallie", 1996, Alma Lesch Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 16, 2005

quilts pieced by Alma Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 15, 2005

detail of a Kentucky State Fair banner entered in the 1960s by Alma Wallace Lesch Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Thursday, May 05, 2005

fiber, humans using the natural interlocking of threads
...one of the core concepts of civilization...then along came politics and division in the world


Tuesday, May 03, 2005

"We face a human being when we approach an Alma Lesch portrait."
June 15, 1999 American Craft
Photo Gallery

Friday, April 29, 2005

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville. KY Posted by Hello

Friday, April 22, 2005

Koi Posted by Hello
redbud tree at peak bloom Posted by Hello
the pool Posted by Hello
Koi, eating again after long winter under ice Posted by Hello
bluebells Posted by Hello
closeup Posted by Hello
jonquil, daffodill season Posted by Hello
north side of Alma's Posted by Hello
redbud tree blooming April 2005 Posted by Hello