Velga Easker

“As a child émigré from Latvia, I
enjoyed a rich bicultural upbringing
which encouraged a unique
perspective on my surroundings.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts
degree in art from the University
of Iowa, I pursued my exploration
in visual arts, while maintaining a
career path in various aspects of
human service.
For the last 17 years I have been
intrigued by the possibilities of
using societal discards and manipulating
them to discover new
combinations and inventive images
which often reference the
ingenious and artistic expressions
of early quilters.
My work has been included in regional
and national competitive
exhibitions, one-person and group
shows, corporate collections, and
collaborative projects.”