Faculty member represents North and South America at global crafts event

Anna Fariello, head of digital programs at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library, attended the annual World Crafts Council meeting in Baltimore in July as part of a 16-member board that represents countries in North and South America.

The World Crafts Council meeting was co-hosted by American Made Alliance, an effort to limit the items in the nation’s museums and national parks to American-made items. During the two-day meeting, the group met with several fair-trade organizations and heard from Aid to Artisans and other international groups working to promote sustainable production among small-scale manufacturers.

Fariello is author of two books on Cherokee crafts and contributor to several texts on aesthetic theory. At WCU’s Hunter Library, Fariello is building online digital collections including the Craft Revival.

For more information, contact Fariello at 828-227-2499 or fariello@wcu.edu.