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Never too early to think about the holidays! We think about them all year long. Candace Casey, Director of the Gallery and Gallery Store announced recently that the applications for artists/vendors to participate in the 2017 HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF CRAFTS are available online. The deadline for applying is June 15, 2017.
Juried by artist Kristin Kieffer, this show will debut on April 4 in the Gallery Store. Drawn from submissions from artists across the country, For Pitcher or Pourer includes a variety of media, and its all for sale! An innovative way to explore the decisions artists make in creating a vessel that pours, this show is up until it’s gone! So don’t delay.
Twenty-one nationally known potters have been tapped by curators Aysha Peltz and Todd Wahlstrom to participate in this year’s POTTERY INVITATIONAL on May 5, 6 & 7, 2017. Artists include Adero Willard, Aysha Peltz, Brian Taylor, Bulldog Pottery, Colleen McCall, Hannah Niswonger, Hayne Bayless, Holly Walker, Jeremy Randall, Jody Johnstone, Kyla Toomey, Maya Machin, Nicholas Seidner, Normandy Alden, Robbie Lobell, Sarah Heimann, Stacy Synder, Todd Wahlstrom, Tom O’Malley, and Willi Singleton. Public Hours for the Pottery Invitational are Friday, 7-8:30 pm; Saturday, 10-5; and Sunday, 11-4.In addition to these artists and their work, the Invitational also includes a Five Buck Cup raffle of work by the artists in the show, Pop-up Talks by selected artists, and demonstrations in the Craft Center’s Ceramic studio by Artists-in-Residence.
Join us for a Whiskey Tasting Preview of the exhibit from 5:30-7:00PM! In an evening to remember, have first dibs on the art, enjoy artisan cheeses by Westfield Farm, Hubbardston, MA, indulge in luscious chocolates from Stewarts, and sample fine whiskeys from Austin Liquors! This intimate event is hosted by curators Todd Wahlstrom and Aysha Peltz. $35 per person. Tickets online or by phone 508-753-8183 ext. 301.
Boys in an Art Club at Worcester’s Nativity School attended the Bandits & Heroes exhibit and explored the facility. They were particularly intrigued by the orixas and the parallelism between Catholicism and Candomble.
We will, of course, return them every day but we have prepared a delectable offering of craft classes to keep vacationing students engaged and having fun. We won’t tell them it’s good for them…classes Tuesday-Friday, April 18-April 21. Register
Our whole philosophy in our Artist-in-Residence program and in our classes is just that—artists can teach each other and artists can be teaching artists. The current exhibit in the Krikorian Gallery, DEFINITE : INDEFINITE (work by Michael Hachey and Kat O’Connor) proves the point in another way—the two artists engaged in a two-year conversation and critique about abstraction and realism (among many other things) that resulted in this show as well as in both exploring new realms in their art.
The Gallery Store is the perfect place to find a special gift that has not been mass produced but rather has been artist-made with great skill and heart. Mother’s Day, Graduations, Weddings, birthdays and the just-be-cause-I’m-worth-it days! Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5.
HOT NIGHT IN THE CITY returns on July 22. Explore the hot processes of craft in this free evening event organized as a thank you to the city for supporting craft and the Worcester Center for Crafts.