Linda & Charlie Muñoz, All Rights Reserved
Little River Art
Linda and Charlie Muñoz
Linda Muñoz has worked in the medium of glass for over 25 years, however her artistic journey began prior to her introduction to glass. Working as a Registered Nurse in a psychiatric hospital, she watched her staff nursing assistants as they pieced quilts to pass the long hours between patient checks. She found the process to be irresistible and soon had pieced her own "Lone Star Quilt." She has since won awards for her pictorial quilt designs. Muñoz has taught stained glass mosaic art and fused glass to children and adults for the past eight years. In 2010 she was chosen to become a DANA Teaching Artist. The training she received through the Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts was designed to prepare her to integrate arts into the classroom curriculum.
As a result, she has developed a unit of study called "Patchwork History" in which students study the Quilters of Gee's Bend and then construct a mosaic quilt for a wall installation at their school. The artist's work can be seen at Northport's Kentuck Center , The University of Alabama Arboretum, Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, AL, at the Black Belt Garden on the campus of the University of West Alabama, at Black Belt Treasures in Camden, AL, on the wall of her studio in York, AL and on her web site at www.littleriverart.com.
Artist Statement: Vibrant patterns, textures and colors are vital elements in my glass artwork. Coming from a family in which quilting was a much loved and practiced art form, I enjoy creating mosaic and fused glass art pieces inspired by the lines, shapes and colors of the quilts I grew up with as a child. For this reason I find it important to impart my love of glass art and quilting to the children that I teach. (As a DANA Teaching Artist, I received training to integrate arts into the curriculums through a lesson plan I developed, "Patchwork History".) This show offers a rare opportunity for me to exhibit both my glass art and my quilts.