Alma Wallace Lesch
A pioneer of the contemporary crafts movement, Lesch was an internationally exhibited textile teacher and artist, noted for work with fabric and found objects. Wrote influential book, Vegetable Dyeing, in 1970. Named Master Craftsman by World Crafts Council in 1974; received Ky. Governor's Award in 1987.
Born in McCracken Co., Lesch lived and died in Bullitt Co., where she worked from her home studio. A founding member of the Kentucky Guild of Arts and Crafts, Lesch was one of five U.S. artists to have fiber work in the first World Crafts Exhibition (1974).
Erected 2011 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2159.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 59.441′ N, 85° 42.935′ W. Marker is in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, in Bullitt County. Marker is at the intersection of South Buckman Street (Kentucky Route 61) and East 4th Street (Kentucky Route
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bullitt County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Named, 1796 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adam Shepherd (approx. 0.2 miles away); L & N Bridge - Civil War (approx. half a mile away); Morgan - On To Ohio (approx. half a mile away); Action at Bardstown Junction (approx. 3.6 miles away); Salt River Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 4.4 miles away); Stockade at Belmont (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shepherdsville.
Also see . . . Bullitt Memories: Alma Wallace Lesch, A Remarkable Artist. (Submitted on August 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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