Monday, June 02, 2014

Craft Alliance in the Loop: Friday, 27 June 2014

Works from the Studios: June 27 – August 10, 2014 / Opening Reception: Friday, June 27, 5:000-8:00pm
CRAFT ON TAP: Friday, June 27, 6:00-11:00pm

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is pleased to announce the opening reception of its biennial exhibition Works from the Studios on Friday, June 27th from 5:00-8:00pm in its Delmar Loop Gallery. This exhibition features art from the students and artists who continue to explore arts education; it is these artists who bring energy and excitement to the Craft Alliance education centers every season. These education centers offer adults and children classes taught by professional artists in clay, glass, metal, fiber, wood, 2D, and 3D graphics classes. Entry-level, intermediate, and advanced classes and workshops are offered throughout the year, providing a welcoming environment for creation of and education about contemporary craft in the St. Louis region.  A community exists in our studios where emerging and advanced craft artists gain knowledge and skills to further their creativity. This biennial juried exhibition represents the quality work created by artists who have been inspired in the studios of Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design.

This year's exhibition has been juried by John Baltrushunas, Director of the Studio Art Program, Director of the Morton J. May Foundation Gallery, and Associate Professor of Art at Maryville University. Prizes will be distributed during an awards ceremony at 6:30pm during the opening reception.

To add to the excitement of this popular exhibition, Craft Alliance hosts CRAFT ON TAP, its 50th birthday bash. This free, outdoor event will welcome the St. Louis community to celebrate the 50 year history of Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design. In addition to the opening reception in the Delmar Loop gallery, the parking lot behind the building will host artist demonstrations in ceramics, glass, and metal, as well as the installation of an interactive mural co-presented by the STL Mural Project. Local food trucks will be on site and free beer and coffee will be provided by Urban Chestnut Brewing Company and Meshuggah Cafe.

Featured artists included in Works from the Studios (in alphabetical order): Beth Anglin, Jeanine Arrighi, Karla Backhoff, David J. Bartels, Patricia Benignetti Taylor, Katie Bensky, Betsy Hill, Lorry Blath, Carrie Bradfield, Jennifer Bradford, Omar Butts, Clarissa Cagnato, Cathy Carney, Steven Cortopassi, Cindy Easterling, Jamie Everding, David Fisk, Lee Fox, Greg Frankhouser, Diane Friedman, Maria D. Gainey, Sunita Garg, Catherine Geyer, Helene Gottesmann, Candy Grisham, Courtney Henson Brienen, Sarah Bebe Heyman, Lisa Hinrichs, Cortez Hodges, Sandy Kaplan, Marie Keaney, Kim L. Kirn, Susan Knecht, Robert Kokenyesi, Camilla Kotrba, Michael Krevenas, Nancy Kurten, Teresa Kurtz, Cynthia Lamboley, Stefanie L. London, Lyn Magee, Debbie Mansir, Jennifer Marquardt, Meghan McGlynn, Mary Lu McManus,  Jean McMullen, Nina Miller, Austin Miller, Paul E.Milligan, Karen Mohan, Dganit Moreno, Julie Moschenross, Sharon Nelson, Tatyana Peace Vaughn, Joel Price, Barbara Rand, Tim Rand, Antonella Rastelli and Mattia Corbetta-Rastelli, Sarah Reid, Ruth Rochester, Hannah Rodgers, Selina Rovinsky, Harriet A. Russell, Beatrice Sansocie, Nancy Sauer, Annie Scheumbauer, Zoe Shepard, Betty Shew, Julie Simon, Jim Sokolik, Elise Tegtmeyer, Ann Ohotto Thompson, Elaine Unell, Robin Utz, Mark Voegtle, Jill Walter, Eric Weis, Amanda Wersching, Miriam Wiegand, Chris Young

Opening concurrently with Works from the Studios in the Charak Gallery- David Charak and Steve Novik: Selected Works. David Charak and Steve Novik have been working with the Craft Alliance wood program since its inception and helped establish the Woodturning studio in our Grand Center education center. Through their time at Craft Alliance, they have created an amazing body of work that we are honored to exhibit.

GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 5pm / Friday ay – Saturday 10am – 6pm / Sunday 11am – 5pm

Craft Alliance in the Delmar Loop
6640 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63130


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