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.
This interdisciplinary exhibit, is organized by Women of Visions, Inc., features artworks by regional artists and explores visual expressions related to Black hair. From intuitive geometry to strands of resistance, these African American artists adapt, innovate, and integrate cultural notions of adornment by drawing from within.
Artist Sonya Clark leads viewers on an investigation of the inherent histories embedded in familiar materials ranging from human hair, to thread, to gold. Discover how everyday objects act as both mirrors and sponges, reflecting and absorbing our personal and collective narratives.
Get ready to enter #PinballLand and discover the magical combination of weaving and engineering with the interactive exhibition by Jhenny Adams. #PinballLand evaluates the mixing of old and new technologies. Come and be immersed in this visual and interactive experience. View bright technicolor landscapes, question reality, and play a fun game of pinball!
/Kyoob/ derives from the phonetic spelling of “cube” and highlights a diversity of approaches to this geometric form. Comprised of over 20 original works, the exhibition features 17 artists from across the nation, Canada, Australia, and the Netherlands. Discover the simplicity of the cube and how it allows for countless interpretations in material, process, surface, and scale.
Discover the diverse work of the Allegheny Metals Club. This group exhibition is a first for the club, and was juried by Natalie Sweet, Contemporary Craft’s Exhibitions/Program Assistant. It showcases the broad array of talent within the Allegheny Metals Club and gives a glimpse of what is happening within the field of contemporary metals today.