This year, the Historic Huntsville Foundation fuses art and history in its exhibition at Harrison Brothers Hardware, “Rooted in History: Women as Makers, Creators, Movers & Shakers,” on display through September 6, 2022.
In this episode, Katy Ganaway talks with the exhibit’s coordinator and curator, HHF Executive Director Donna Castellano, who talks about going from researching Huntsville historical women of note to the thrilling experience of holding tangible links to these women in her hands.
You’ll also hear a conversation with one of the exhibit’s featured artists, Tiavalya Befecadu, whose captivating Alabama Authors quilt draws visitors in to this exhibit. She shares with us her process of selecting special fabrics and bold subjects to highlight in her quilts and what she hopes visitors will take away after viewing the art and artifacts on display.
Historic Huntsville Foundation: https://www.historichuntsville.org/
Tiavalya Befecadu: https://www.tiavalya.com/
Harrison Brothers Hardware: http://harrisonbrothershardware.com/