Thursday, December 17, 2009

Craft Alliance in the Loop: Friday, 15 January 2009

HOT TEA: 12th Biennial Teapot Exhibition
The High School Teapot Exhibition, featuring 16 participating schools, is opening concurrently in the David and Jacqueline Charak Gallery.
January 15 – February 28, 2010
FREE Opening Reception on Friday, January 15, 6-8pm
Gallery Hours: Tue-Thur, 10am-6pm; Fri & Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm, Closed on Monday

As legend goes, Shen Nung, the emperor of China in 2737 B.C., was the first to discover the beverage we now know as tea when leaves from a tea plant blew into his cup of hot water. Tea is currently the second-most widely consumed drink in the world. From January 15 through February 28, 2010, Craft Alliance dedicates its Delmar gallery to tea’s vessel: the teapot. The exhibition, HOT TEA, opens on Friday, January 15, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at 6640 Delmar Blvd. in the Delmar Loop District.

HOT TEA features the work of 53 artists who have created work that celebrates and expands on the traditional teapot. More than 80 teapots will be on display – from the whimsy of Susan Taylor-Glasgow’s “piece of cake” teapot to the elegance of Susan O’Brien’s decorative Fabergé inspired work. This year’s teapot exhibition features a range of materials and techniques: teapots are made out of glass, clay, fiber, metal and even wood.

A High School Teapot exhibition is featured concurrently in the David & Jacqueline Charak gallery. The 17 participating schools are:
Chaminade College Prep Clayton High School, Crossroads College Preparatory School, Hazelwood Central High School, John Burroughs School, Kirkwood High School, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, McCluer High School, McCluer North High School, Metro High School, MICDS Parkway West High School, St. Louis University High School, University City High School, Villa Duchesne, Webster Groves High School,Whitfield School.

Craft Alliance in the Delmar Loop
6640 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 725-1177


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