Julie Thurber

County: Steuben

Artistic Area: Visual Arts/Craft

Project Title: You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught

Project Summary: Using textile and thread this project will expose the overlooked origins of derogatory songs that are now seamlessly taught to our children today.

Website: www.thurberstudio.net

Work Statement Excerpt: “At the advent of the Black Lives Matter movement, I like many across the world, began to examine my past and my experiences and discovered racism throughout. I felt a need to express this through art using materials that are integral to people everywhere – textiles, and more specifically clothing.”

Work Sample:

Letty by Julie Thurber