“Rooted, Revived, Reinvented” Curator Talk
with Jo Stealey

Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main St. (Map)

Join Jo Stealey, co-curator of Rooted, Revived, Reinvented:  Basketry in America, for a brief tour and talk about this expansive exhibition.  Stealey will cover techniques and materials used, as well as history and stories behind some of her favorite baskets in the show.

Jo Stealey, PhD., is a professor of art, head of the fiber program, and the Middlebush Chair for Arts & Humanities at the University of Missouri. She has lectured on the contemporary basket movement at national and international conferences, as well as curated many textile and basketry exhibitions. She is recognized nationally for her own sculptural basket work, and her work is included in many private and public collections, including the Smithsonian. She currently serves as a board member for the National Basketry Organization (NBO) and regularly contributes articles on American basketry for NBO Quarterly Review Magazine.