Lex. Public Library hosts Basket Exhibit

Nov 16, 2012

When weaving a basket, form does not necessarily follow function.  The basket-making tradition runs deep in both Appalachian and the Andean Mountains of South America.  Arts professor Herb Goldman says the baskets may share the same job, but, they often look quite different.  Goldman, who teaches at Eastern Kentucky University, recently curated a show for the Lexington Public Library.

This napkin ring set from Quito, Ecuador will be part of the exhibit.

It compares 100 baskets taken from the two mountain cultures.  Goldman spoke with “Arts Weekly’s” Charles Compton…

EKU arts professor Herb Goldman's show is titled “Interwove” and will be at Lexington’s downtown library through January.