December 4, 2015 – January 30, 2016Visit the official Craft Forms website here.
The Wayne Art Center is pleased to announce the 21st annual Craft Forms exhibition, which will open to the public in the Davenport Gallery from December 5, 2015 - January 30, 2016, with a Preview Party, opening on Friday, December 2, 2015. This international juried exhibition of fine, contemporary craft is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists to exhibit their work. In the Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery, a companion exhibition, Emergence: Craft + Technology, will explore the intertwining of advanced digital processes with traditional hand-made craft.
This year, the Wayne Art Center welcomes Craft Forms juror Ronald T. Labaco, Marcia Docter Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC. A seasoned design curator, published writer and respected lecturer, Mr. Labaco has selected work representing the best of contemporary craft by artists from around the world. He will present over $8,000 in awards at the Preview Party on December 4, 2015 and discuss his jurying process in a Juror's Talk on December 5 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm.
The opening of both exhibitions will be celebrated at the Preview Party on December 4, 2015 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. This ticketed event offers craft collectors and Wayne Art Center patrons the first chance to see Craft Forms 2015 and Emergence: Craft + Technology before the shows open to the public. The Preview Party gives guests the opportunity to meet the juror and artists and serves as an important fundraiser to support the Wayne Art Center's exhibition, educational and outreach programs. Tickets to the Preview Party may be purchased by calling the Wayne Art Center at (610) 688-3553.
On Saturday, December 5, 2015, Ronald T. Labaco will discuss how he selected the works for Craft Forms 2015 during the Juror's Talk from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. He will explain how he defines craft and how technology plays a significant part in the development of the future of craft. Following the Juror's Talk, artists from Craft Forms 2015 and Emergence: Craft + Technology will speak about their work and backgrounds during a Meet the Artists session from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Both events are free and open to the public.
Please visit the official Craft Forms website for more information.
The Wayne Art Center is grateful to the sponsors and patrons of Craft Forms 2015 for their generosity and for ensuring the success of this special event. A special thank you to our major sponsors, Charles Schwab, First Priority Bank, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
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