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National Heritage Fellow Carolyn Mazloomi founded the Women of Color Quilter’s Network in 1985. Photo by Gale Zucker

NEA Announces Lifetime Honors Recipients

NEA Announces Lifetime Honors Recipients

Among the 13 winners of the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Awards is Carolyn Mazloomi, a quilting community advocate from West Chester, Ohio. Mazloomi, considered a leading authority on African-American quilts and quilting, was awarded the 2014 Bess Lomax Hawes NEA National Heritage Fellowship. The award is given to a person making significant contributions to the preservation and awareness of cultural heritage.

From left, Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass co-owners Barbara and David Kittrell and gallery manager Sandra Outland in the gallery’s expanded new space.

Craft Gallery News

Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass has moved to a new space in Addison, Texas. The August grand reopening featured more than 50 artists in the bigger, brighter gallery. “They are very supportive of the arts,” co-owner Barbara Kittrell said of remaining in Addison. The gallery continues to run its stained-glass studio and offer classes. It offers goblets, jewelry, perfume bottles, wall pieces, and sculpture by more than 350 artists.

Ceramic artist Betty Woodman.

Newsmakers in the World of Craft

Master ceramic artist Betty Woodman, of New York, will receive the 2014 Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship from the American Craft Council, which also has named seven new members to its College of Fellows.

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