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Celeste Butler

Celeste Butler

Profile Location
Omaha , NE

Celeste Butler is a self-taught fiber artist, QUILTER-PRENEUR and Griot. She is committed to serving, preserving, nurturing, and teaching togetherness in her community through quilting.
Her work can be found in the private collection of world renown author, inspirational spiritual speaker, and life coach Iyanla Vanzant. She has exhibited at Thread Painted Portrait Quilts, Carver Bank, and Love's Jazz & Art Center; and recently completed an Artist in Residency quilt project at Nelson Mandela School.

Butler has collaborated with community engaged art projects celebrating the pride and culture of North Omaha.  Collaborated with mothers who have lost their children to violence. Artist in-residence, Butler has worked with scholars at Nelson Mandela and Saratoga Elementary Schools teaching the next generation the art of quilting and storytelling. Omaha Film Streams Dundee permanent gallery collection. Butler has lecture and taught at Metropolitan Community College.National African American Quilt Convention in Lawrence, Kansas 2018. Solo quilt exhibitions 2018 exhibition at the Burgwin Wright House Museum in Wilmington North Carolina. Portrait quilt featured for the Nelson Mandela 100th. Centenary celebration 2018.  

Butler’s work has been featured in the Washington Post, We Don’t Coast, and Omaha INSPIRED Living magazine, and Today’s Omaha Women magazine! Butler’s work is in several public and private collections, including the collection of world renowned life coach and author Iylana Vanzant, Jeffrey Schrager and Anne York, Women Center for Advancement, Dr. Mark Goodwin, Dr. Cynthia Gooch- Grayson, Brigitte McQueen Shew, Camille Moten, Center for Holistic Development, Nelson Mandela School, and The Union for Contemporary Art.

Artist Statement

My artistic process is a constant evolution of salvaging, gathering, deconstructing, and assemblage when woven together these are the common threads that connects the stories of life.

Fiber / Textiles

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Crista Ann Ames
Jen Bockelman
Shannon Brock
Jessica Calderwood
Mandy Deal
Belle-Pilar Fleming
Camille Hawbaker Voorhees
Amy Jarding
McKenzie Phelps
Kate Running
Amy Schmierbach
Nancy Smith
Amanda Smith
Chris Taylor
Wendy Weiss
Celeste Butler
1/3/20 to 2/28/20
Fiber / Textiles

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