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Museum of Fashion, Textiles at La. Tech receives donation

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Pictured from left to right: Linda Sivils, museum curator, holds “Voice of the Flowers,” Dorothy Williams, the creator of the wearable art pieces, holds “Picasso,” and Kathleen Heiden, an assistant professor of merchandising and consumer studies, holds “Dinosaurs” and “Diamonds R Back.” Williams has donated the four pieces to Tech’s Museum of Fashion and Textiles.

Louisiana Tech’s Museum of Fashion and Textiles just became a bit more colorful.

Dorothy Williams, a Monroe resident, has donated four pieces of wearable art she has created throughout the years. The clothing pieces have been appraised at $5,500 for one piece and $11,000 for the other three.

The four pieces include her “Picasso,” based on the artist’s “Girl Before a Mirror;” “Diamonds R Back,” a baseball-themed ensemble; “Dinosaurs,” which includes the names of some of the dinosaurs; and “Voice of the Flowers,” which includes 40 colors of silk.

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