Artesia’s stop on the Southeast New Mexico Textile Trail is up and running, featuring local fabric artists and their work.
The Trail showcases fiber and textile artists throughout Southeast New Mexico, with several venues in each participating community. The project was put together by Andrew Akufo of the Lea County Center for the Arts in Hobbs, with venues in Jal, Eunice, Hobbs, Lovington, Carlsbad and Artesia.
A grant from the New Mexico Arts Division provided start-up funds, and Artesia’s installations were funded by the Artesia Lodgers’ Tax.
Artesia’s stops on the Trail were installed by the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, and can be seen at the museum, the Artesia Public Library, and the Artesia Chamber of Commerce. Displays will be switched out twice annually, and the current displays will be up until June.
The museum’s installations feature crewel embroidery by Maye Sharp, and tatting and card embroidery-weaving by Natividad Luevano.
The library’s installations are in the Southwest Room and feature knitting, crocheting, and hand-woven pieces by Ann Podany.
The chamber’s installations are in their board meeting room and feature beautiful quilts by Liz Madron, Wanda Swafford and Marceline Kuykendall.
For more information on other venues in Southeast New Mexico, visit www.lccanm.org/se-new-mexico-textile-art-trail.html.