International Collaboration Leads to New Acquisitions
Three were donated by Bren Heymans, artist and founder of the futur-velours.com project. The fourth was commissioned by the Logan through Bren and produced by Shoowa artist, Germaine Kady, in Ilebo.
Celia Edwards, an exchange student from York University in England, has been researching raffia textiles and working with her faculty sponsor, Nicolette Meister, to acquire contemporary raffia for the museum. Celia will catalog the new acquisitions and is developing an online exhibit that will explore the colonial history, contemporary production, and collaborative futur-velours project.
We look forward to sharing more about these beautiful works of art in the coming weeks!