Nashville International Airport / 1 Terminal Dr. January 9, 2023 - March 27, 2023

JoEl Levy LoGiudice

Location: Concourse D, across from Gate 2

JoEl Levy LoGiudice moved to Nashville in 1984 to work at Vanderbilt University. During her tenure at Vanderbilt, she engaged in the arts administration field with positions as Director of Sarratt Gallery, Curator of the Holocaust Art Collection and Director of the Office of Arts and Creative Engagement. In addition, she has taught weaving and fiber art workshops at art conferences, weavers guilds and at various schools including the Appalachian Center for Crafts in Smithville, Tenn., Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tenn., John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown,N.C. and The Clearing Folk School in Ellison Bay, Wis. LoGiudice’s artwork has been exhibited throughout the Southeast. She continues to be actively involved in professional arts organizations, currently serving as President of Tennessee Craft.

The works in this exhibition were influenced by a trip that the artist made to St. Brigid’s Well in County Clare, Ireland. The color photographs depict the honesty and strength of the people who visit St. Brigid’s Well, offering prayers of hope and healing. The photographs were printed on canvas and stitched to backgrounds of dyed and embellished fabric. The variety of fabric techniques employed, and the obsessive stitching echo the environment at this site.