History/Heritage | Arts & Crafts
Superabundance Art Exhibit
William King Museum of Art
A new exhibit exploring the legacy of Laura Lu Copenhaver and Rosemont Industries is coming to William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, VA.
Superabundance opens in WKMA’s Price-Strongwell Cultural Heritage Gallery on February 13, 2020. This exhibition celebrates the life of Laura Lu Copenhaver, dedicated educator, entrepreneur, and regional humanitarian of Marion, Virginia. By establishing Rosemont Industries, a craft cooperative that bolstered the local economy for almost 100 years, Laura brought the skills and talents of Southwest Virginians into the hands of international consumers. Laura was unwavering in her commitment to help those around her, a devotion that left lasting impressions on her community. Upon her death, author Sherwood Anderson described Laura’s life as one of “superabundance.”
The fullness of Laura Lu Copenhaver’s life shines through in this exhibition organized by the William King Museum of Art. Superabundance is on view February 13 - September 13, 2020. The Museum is open seven days a week: Mon - Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the Museum is free.