Ralph Calveard Retrospective: Recent Acquisitions

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Date(s) - 09/01/2018 - 09/22/2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

the Little Loomhouse



American Flag, circa late 1970’s/early 1980’s

1982 KY State Fair Award Winning Wall Hanging

Ralph Calveard(1917-2015)

Perhaps being a mail carrier gave Ralph the fortitude to weave outside in his own tiny Loomhouse behind his home on Mae Avenue here in South Louisville. He certainly created a body of work!

Ralph, his wife Dorothy and son, Sam, often were visitors to the Little Loomhouse. Conversations with Lou Tate about weaving techniques as well as other textile subjects were regular throughout the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s. (His gravely voice and big laugh were infectious.)

Although he is no longer with us we have a true picture of his love for weaving. We hope that others may be inspired by his work.  –Sally Moss


Exhibition runs September 1 – Sept 22, 2018, with Opening Reception, free and open to the public on Saturday, Sept 1 from 2pm-4pm

Gallery Hours: Wed – Fri 10 am – 2 pm and Sat 11 am – 4 pm

1979 KY State Fair 1st Place Pillow

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