LU Art Galleries' Crochet Coral Reef Exhibit & Vintage Clothing Shop Owner RC Moore on LV Arts Salon

Oct 1, 2019

Host Silagh White explores a new exhibition at the Lehigh University Art Galleries that is bringing awareness to enviormental damage in a creative way as well as a popular vintage clothing shop in Hellertown.

First, Lehigh University Art Galleries' Curator of Education Stacie Brennan and Curator of Exhibitions & Collections Mark Wonsidler talk about the current exhibition, Crochet Coral Reef: By Margaret and Christing Wertheim & The Institute for Figuring.

The Crochet Coral Reef project, which brings together the work of crocheters from Europe to the United States, aims to spark conversations about climate change. Twin sisters Margaret and Christing Wertheim hope that their colorful coral figures will draw attention to the impact that global warming, rising sea temperatures, and pollution have on the world. The artists are co-founders of the Institute for Figuring, a non-profit organization “dedicated to the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science and mathematics.”

Then, RC Moore discusses her Hellertown, PA-based vintage clothing shop and millinery of the same name. Moore is the owner and curator of the shop. She discusses her experience running the popular Lehigh Valley business, her adventures traveling to aquire the clothes in her shop, and more.

(Original air-date: 9/30/2019)