Crafting Narratives: Philadelphia Emerges as a “Craft Capital” City

Last Thursday evening, Creative Philadelphia opened Crafting Narratives at the Art Gallery in City Hall – a group exhibition juried by noted gallerist/curator Bruce Hoffmann, depicting handmade works that demonstrate a narrative approach to making. Thirty-four Philadelphia metro-area artists are exhibiting one-of-a-kind pieces that use narrative to capture/interpret events and processes that explore interconnectedness and…

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“Articulating Craft” – When Geometric Personas Emerge from their Makers

Articulating Craft is a new exhibition opening this weekend at the Arts Center Gallery on the campus of scenic Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. Curated by metalsmith and Nazareth College arts professor Holland Houdek, the exhibit features work by thirty-seven artists from across the U.S./Canada juried by Houdek in tandem with college arts faculty.…

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Bell Jar II: Art Under Glass Shelter Opens at Ghost Gallery, Seattle

Ghost Gallery in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of downtown Seattle opened its 2nd Annual Bell Jar Group Exhibition last Thursday evening, March 10th to an excited group of art-opening attendees. This group show features twenty-eight local and national artists who display interior worlds of their own creation, but all placed under the sheltering environment of…

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Art Deco Widget: Homage to New Beginnings, Or…

Walking through the neighborhoods of essentially any of the larger-populated east-coast U.S. cities, one may notice how much real estate developers are altering these local neighborhoods. Over the past few years, I’ve traveled mostly between New York City and Upstate NY, from Connecticut through New Jersey into Philadelphia, PA, winding from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.…

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New Metalwork: Kells Widget Questions the “Sacred” in Social Media

Whether or not one chooses to interact with their peers over social media networks like Facebook or Instagram, I’ve noticed that certain pairs of friends or siblings form what seems like impenetrable cliques. Specifically, the whole purpose of joining social media sites was originally supposed to bring people closer together; in reality, it created this…

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