Jo Van L.

          I have loved ART my whole life and began my college career as an Art major....fear of failure or not having a vision of surviving as an artist, I became an elementary school teacher. I taught for 30 years in classrooms of minorities and non English speakers. I learned as much from them as they learned from me. In 2004 I retired from teaching and reinvented myself as an Artist. I began as a traditional quilter and grew to be a fiber artist creating multi media artworks with my own fabrics. As a natural bridge from teaching to art, I have shared my love of fabrics teaching sewing and quilting in Uganda, Haiti, Nicaragua, Canada and the US.  I have always had a thirst for learning and am excited to see where this adventure takes me.