Art Speaks: Making a Difference, Rug Hooking Artists in Guatemala

Monday, February 22, 2021 • 10 am CST • FREE • Virtual

Join us for a conversation about the partnership of textile artists between Guatemala and the Midwest, featuring Mary Anne Wise, Cheryl Conway Daly, and Jody Slocum. Our guests are co-founders of Multicolores, a non-profit based in Guatemala which helps Maya rug hooking artisans generate income using locally sourced materials. Wise and Slocum are also co-founders of Cultural Cloth, a social enterprise working to connect international women artisans with their customers throughout the Midwest. Wise and Conway Daly co-authored Rug Money: How a Group of Maya Women Changed Their Lives through Art and Innovation which tells the story of Multicolores.

This artist talk was part of Textile Center’s Fiber Art for All week, a festive week celebrating one of America’s most enduring and popular art forms.