President's Gallery

Theresa-India Young

Theresa-India Young

February 18 - March 21, 2014
Opening reception: Wednesday, February 19, 6:30-8:30PM

In her youth, Theresa-India Young learned basketry, rug weaving, and Gullah folk art and culture from her grandmother. After studying textiles at BU and learning Navajo weaving in Arizona, she started her own rug restoration business. Young passionately believed that weaving and its cultural traditions should be encouraged in the wider art world and taught in numerous Boston institutions, including MassArt, and had a long career as a lecturer, teacher, activist, and artist before her death in 2008.

An annual scholarship in her honor was established in 2013 for a MassArt student working in ethnic weaving. The first recipient is Emma Welty, whose work will also be on display. Scholarship donations may be made through the United South End Artists, PO Box 181114, Boston, MA 02118-0012.


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9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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