Description: Featuring the work of a Louisville, Kentucky-based collective of female artists known as ENID. The name is taken from that of the first recognized female sculptor from Louisville, Enid Yandell. Yandell (1869-1924) successfully competed against male artists of her period, winning many important commissions. Notably, she worked on the famous 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition (and World Fair) in Chicago. Yandell went on to become a member of the National Sculpture Society, the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States. In 1998, a group of local female artisans formed a collective to promote their own sculptural works. They decided to also promote the memory of their pioneering predecessor by naming their group ENID, in honor of Yandell. Today, the collective shows its work throughout the Ohio Valley region. Members’ ages range from 33-88 years with several members having varying levels of education, from self-taught sculptors through those with graduate degrees. Fifteen artists will be featured in the exhibition including Shawn Marshall, Valerie Fuchs, Joyce Ogden, Gayle Cerlan, Cynthia Reynolds, Suzanne Mitchell, Sarah Frederick, Gloria Wachtel, Mary Dennis Kannapell, Jeanne Dueber, Jacque Parsley, Fran Kratzok, Elizabeth Kirkwood, Caren Cunningham, and Ewing Fahey.
Description: The exhibition of over 100 works of art and artifacts includes a wide variety of textiles, and examples of craftwork in leather, metal, glass, jewelry, felt, stone and clay. Textiles span a range of uses, including camel bags, pillows, curtains, fans, hats, shoes and window hangings. Metal wares cover a gamut from silver and brass vessels, jewelry, and braziers to drinking and cooking vessels and inlaid trays. Wooden objects include antique wood lattice windows from Egypt (mushrabbiya). The exhibition features works of art drawn from the Gray Henry collection, whose family has had a presence in Egypt since 1925.