Myra Reichel has worn many hats throughout her life. She is a hand tapestry weaver, became a Bryn Mawr College McBride Scholar for returning adult students, supervised construction for Habitat for Humanity, and is now a Reiki Master. A career in architecture, not weaving, was her childhood dream. “When I was 5 years old, I started looking at house floor plans in the Sunday newspaper,” she recalls. “I paid attention to buildings I saw during my family’s Sunday afternoon rides and later learned architects’ names.” But when she read a brochure in her high school library stating that the profession was closed to women, she was stunned and gave up her dream. She ultimately chose weaving as a satisfactory path while a student at the Philadelphia College of Art. Myra is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, was one of the top 500 American Craft Council crafts persons on the East Coast for at least five years, and has exhibited in solo and group exhibits in galleries and museums.
Thursday October 1st
Meeting starts at 7pm at the guild house: 3705 Main Street