December 3, 2010 – January 22, 2011
Craft Forms 2010, the International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Crafts, will be on display at the Wayne Art Center from December 3, 2010 − January 22, 2011. This eagerly anticipated exhibition, celebrating its sixteenth year, is dedicated to enhancing the public's awareness of fine contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists to share their creative endeavors. Craft Forms continues to earn a rapidly growing reputation as one of the nation’s most recognized contemporary craft exhibitions. The finest works of ceramics, wood, fiber, metal, glass and mixed medium are featured, supporting the Center’s mission of expanding the public’s awareness of fine contemporary crafts, and significantly benefiting all educational programs for children and adults. “We are excited to continue to present artists from all over the country and abroad as far as Korea and Australia,” said Nancy Campbell, Executive Director.
The juror of Craft Forms 2010 is Jane C. Milosch, Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art , and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and former Curator of the Renwick Gallery. Milosch will present the Juror’s Talk on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. and Meet the Artists directly followed the presentation. This lecture is free and open to the public.
This year, along with the outstanding Craft Forms 2010, the Wayne Art Center is honored to simultaneously present Christopher Ries, internationally known glass sculptor with his composition of light through the medium of glass titled, Glass and Light. Gallery Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is a suggested $5.00 contribution to view Craft Forms 2010 and Glass and Light.
The Preview Party is sponsored by the co-chairs and leading sponsors, Brian Daggett and Franz Rabauer of Malvern and Center City. Other key sponsors, patrons, attendees with funds raised for Craft Forms will help benefit Wayne Art Center’s educational programs.
Highlighting some of the fundraising events for Craft Forms, will be the highly anticipated patron dinner at the home of Franz Rabauer and Brian Daggett as well as the elite brunch and art collection tour at the Borowsky’s Center City home, founders of the National Liberty Museum. In addition, throughout the exhibition, an original Christopher Ries glass sculpture will be raffled off and the winner will be announced at the close of the show. And, during the Preview Party and following day, Elise Winters, previous Craft Forms artist, will be featuring her contemporary polymer clay art jewelry.
Once again, the annual Fine Art & Craft Sale will feature unique, one-of-a-kind handcrafted items from local and regional artisans. Many of these specialty craft items will be available in the Wayne Art Center Gallery Shop through January 22, 2011. Items for sale will include: paintings, prints, beautiful ceramics, leather goods, wood accessories, hand-blown glass, fine jewelry, hand-knit scarves and wares, basketry, and much more.
Wayne Art Center will continue to offer Special Events related to Craft Forms 2010:
Craft Forms 2010 & Christopher Ries Exhibition: December 3, 2010 – January 22, 2011
Christopher Ries PA Studio Tours: Thursday, October 14, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Preview Party: Friday, December 3, 2010
Sponsor and Patron Press Photo Op: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Guests: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Call for ticket information.
Juror’s Talk by Jane Milosch: Saturday, Dec.4, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Free and Open to the Public.
Meet the Artists: Saturday, December 4, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Free and Open to the Public.
Craft Collectors Private Tour & Brunch at the Center City home of the Borowsky’s, founders of the National Liberty Museum: December 5, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Call for ticket information.
Patron Private Collector Cocktails and Dinner at the home of Brian Daggett and Franz Rabauer: Between December 2010 and January 2011. Call for ticket information.
The Wayne Art Center thanks the major sponsors of Craft Forms 2010: Brian Daggett and Franz Rabauer of Malvern and Center City, The Bryn Mawr Trust Company, The Little House Shop and Little House Shop Stationers, Star Printing, Main Line Today Magazine, Complete Financial Outsourcing, Alan McIlvain Company, Car Sense, Allstate, Susan J. Gerrity Agency, Triton Capital, Jimmy Duffy & Sons, and many other generous patrons and community business sponsors.
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