Author: Jenna Mason

Blessed Are The Piece Makers

BY CHRISTINA STEUBE PHOTOS BY BRUCE NEWMAN The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council first started the Oxford Fiber Arts Festival as a way to celebrate fiber artisans in North Mississippi. Eight years later, the event has grown into an entire weekend of educational opportunities and cultural experiences. It is the largest and oldest fiber arts festival in the state. The festival came to fruition when YAC director Wayne Andrews and former University Museum director William Andrews wanted to develop a niche opportunity for people in North Mississippi. During the first festival, the Museum featured an exhibit by Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers, a...

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