together, during the 2021 art residency "remarkable women" we will investigate the contributions of 39 women who have made an impact on american history and who have inspired generations to pursue their dreams.
pura Belpre &
Dorothy Liebes subtitle
length in minutes of video
boards & tape
aprons for Peeps
textile designer, weaver & business woman
Called the "Mother of Modern Weaving", DOROTHY LIEBES born in 1897, has influenced many of the fabrics used today. Dorothy created bright and playful textiles, incorporating metallic fibers, leather, sequins and even ticker tape. She worked with famous architects including Frank Lloyd Wright to manufacture textiles to cover walls and floors of famous buildings, including the dining room of the United Nations and pieces for the traveling throne room of the king of Suadi Arabia. Dorothy helped to create synthic fibers and weaving techniques for man-made fabrics.