Artistic aprons

By: 
Lisa Ingebrand, Montgomery Messenger

Dozens of apron artist Yvonne Cory’s creations are on display at the Arts and Heritage Center of Montgomery. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

A new, colorful exhibit at Montgomery’s Arts and Heritage Center

The colorful and historic pieces all came together.

A collection of aprons created by apron enthusiast, historian, and renowned storyteller Yvonne Cory of Easton is now on display at the Arts and Heritage Center of Montgomery. The free exhibit will be available for viewing during the center’s regular hours until October 10.

“I use whatever is available and do my best to design each apron in a manner that shows off the textiles. No two are alike,” Cory explained while unpacking dozens of her unique, colorful aprons for the exhibit. “No one said aprons have to be bland or boring.”

One intricately made white apron was created using four different wedding dresses.

Another proudly promotes 4-H by way of bits of old 4-H handkerchiefs pieced together in an old apron style.

Then, of course, there is the COVID apron -- a timely artistic reference to the ongoing pandemic, complete with decorative rolls of toilet paper.

“Every apron has a story,” she stated with a smile. “Some stories are old, and some we are still living.”

Cory is known throughout the world for her apron and textile knowledge and....

To see more on this story pick up the September 3, 2020 print edition of the Montgomery Messenger. 

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