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In the media: Textile artist gained inspiration from KU history course

Monday, April 29, 2013

Leah Evans, a textile artist, has had her work featured at the Smithsonian Craft Show four times, one of which led to her work hanging in the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, as part of the Art in Embassies program. 

Evans, an alumna of the College of Liberal Arts & Science at KU, explores how geography changes populations and how populations change their environments in her work. She researches each piece to fully understand the piece before any sewing takes place.

A class she took taught by Donald Worster, distinguished professor of history at KU, shaped her "environmental history approach." 

Read the article on Evans from the Capital Times.