Mary Craik’s work for sale benefits from a UofL grant

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Mary Craik began working with fiber art in her 60s. Many of his pieces are political and some hang in the US Embassy in Quito, Ecuador.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — An internationally renowned Louisville native’s artwork is up for sale with proceeds going to a scholarship for the advancement of women

According to a press release, textile artist Mary Craik, 95, died in 2019 and left around 200 pieces ready to be sold. The money will go to a scholarship fund for women at the University of Louisville.

To celebrate what would have been his 98th birthday on May 27, Craik’s art is being sold at Garner Story Gallery at -75% until July 2022.

Prices range between $500 and $5,000.

Women have received full or partially full scholarships from this fund since 2013. To be eligible for the scholarship, women must “have a commitment to the advancement of women,” according to the release.

The basis of his scholarship fund came from a life annuity paid to him by St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She filed a class action alleging inequity and lack of promotions, tenure and opportunities for women.

Craik began working with fiber art in his 60s. Many of his pieces are political, and some hang in the US Embassy in Quito, Ecuador, according to the statement.

To see which pieces of Craik’s work are available, please click here.

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