A Roomful of Looms

June 8, 2019 - July 27, 2019
Rhonda M Fazio, Karen Graca, & students of Kuss Middle School

Amending the Past: “Teaching through Textiles,” the history of our nation

In the Spring of 2019, Artist Rhonda M Fazio, Art Specialist Karen Graca and her textile students from Kuss Middle School began a conversation to express thoughts on the 13th and 19th Amendments of the United States America.

Because the year 2019 marks 400 years since the first assembly of European men in the Jamestown Settlement, the first Africans brought over as indentured servants and slaves, and 100 years since the passing of the 19th Amendment in Congress giving women the right to vote. Events in our nation’s history that continue to shape our culture and the never ending discourse about equality.

This woven narrative represents the student’s responses to the questions: What do you think? Do you think we are equal?