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Terry McViccar

Fiber / Lafayette, Louisiana

Artist Statement

My influences are the Bauhaus movement, Arthur McViccar, and my maternal grandmother. The touchstone of my motivation and inspiration is that everyday objects can and should be made to be simple, beautiful, and functional. My grandmother taught me that when one does a craft well and with intentionality, one learns more about the structure of the craft, of oneself, and the world in which one lives.

Memberships
Louisiana Crafts Guild
Lafayette Artists Association
Crochet Guild of America
Association of Traditional Hooking Artists
NUNU Arts and Culture Collective

Biography

I grew up in Avoyelles Parish. My grandmother taught me crochet and hooking when I was a young girl. I finished high school in Rapides Parish and then went on to Louisiana State University. While working on my master degree in theatre I met and married Arthur McViccar. In 1981 we moved to his home state of Michigan where I attained a master
degree in education. For ten of our years in Michigan we lived in the country on 47 acres where I raised
two llamas that I sheared for wool to use in spinning, weaving, and crocheting and rug hooking. I continued to take classes—in weaving, pottery, and drawing and became a Master Gardener.
We moved back to Louisiana in 2006. As a language arts teacher at Schools of the Sacred Heart at Grand Coteau, I often used the arts in conjunction with my literature lessons-- including drawing, book -binding, sewing, leather- work, and pottery.
Since I retired from teaching I have begun to hook rugs in the traditional Acadian style which originated in the Francophone Cheticamp area of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

FlutterWing Scarves can be seen at:

Lafayette
San Souci Gallery Louisiana Crafts Guild
Apple Gallery Boutique Lafayette Art Association

Sunset
BoHo Gallery

Arnaudville
NuNu's Gallery & Gift Shop

Alexandria
River Oaks Gallery & Gift Shop