March Main Gallery Exhibit

tomboyART Collective

by Yolande van Heerden

Yolande van Heerden



Yolande van Heerden is a fiber artist and sewing/arts instructor who has lived in Greenwood since 2011. She offers a wide-range of sewing workshops, spanning from several hour introductory sessions to several-month long projects resulting in community quilts and dressmaking. A native of South Africa, van Heerden celebrates her homeland’s cultural diversity via her community outreach work, and draws up the richness of its fabric tradition in her own creations. In Greenwood her work is multi-faceted – she works as an art teacher for groups of small children, conducts courses in sewing at ArtPlace Mississippi, and has coordinated multiple community-wide quilting projects for organizations including the Museum of the Mississippi Delta. In 2017 she was added to the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Artist Roster.

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