Mastering Craft: Contemporary Concepts from Regional MakersMay 27, 2021 - September 12, 2021
Mastering Craft: Contemporary Concepts from Regional Makers
On display May 27, 2021 – September 12, 2021
Mastering Craft: Contemporary Concepts from Regional Makers features the work from three previous instructors from Penland School of Crafts, and three previous instructors from Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
In Mastering Craft, ottomans are not used to elevate one’s feet, they are made to investigate the ways in which interior spaces shape our memories. Fabrics are not intended to be quilts, rather they are woven together to create a playful landscape. Whiskey jugs are not simply vessels for quenching one’s thirst, they are formed to contemplate the food industry. Art textbooks teach us that craft and fine art are two different things, but contemporary artists are challenging this notion.
The work featured in Mastering Craft visually complements William King Museum of Art’s permanent collection, and ponders the question–is contemporary craft blurring the lines between craft and fine art?
This exhibition is organized by the William King Museum of Art.
Click the links below to learn about Arrowmont School of Arts & Craft and Penland School of Craft.
Music for this exhibition provided by The Crooked Road. Click the link below to find out more about Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail.
The Rea Charitable Trust
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