Storyteller features ceramic works by artist Jami Porter Lara, who uses a 2000-year- old clay process to make objects that resemble a ubiquitous icon of modern life – the plastic bottle. Her purpose is to reconceptualize the plastic bottle to better represent its function as a precious object – a vessel – capable of sustaining human life.
Shelter is universally identified as a basic human right, yet refuge and protection are out of reach for millions of people worldwide. How does lack of safety and security, from the physical elements as well as unseen external dangers, affect our psyche and ability to live and flourish? Shelter provides a forum for craft artists’ responses to issues of shelter—global and local, public and private.
Exhibition in Print: Repair and Renewal focuses on the metalwork tradition and the capacity for restoration which gave renewed life to objects and materials through innovative art expression rooted in traditional metalsmithing mediums such as silver, copper, and gold, and nontraditional found objects such as horsehair, syringes, soap, and credit cards.
Filling 72 linear feet of wall space with hand-stitched imagery, embroidery artist Maggy Rozycki Hiltner’s artwork Vantage Point is an idealized landscape of a big blue sky, green grass, and puffy white clouds. Vantage Point details a world that she believes is still beautiful yet significantly impacted by human consumption and the prevalence of waste.
Our Passion highlights artwork by over 15 member artists of Turners Anonymous, Inc. in the craft field of woodworking. Curated by Dave Betler, the exhibition features emerging and established Woodworking professionals and encourage the public to experience a variety of woodworking techniques and forms, including innovative art expressions rooted in traditional wood mediums and the incorporation of other mediums such as plastic and metal.