This exhibition brings together the artwork of several regional basketry artists who interweave the art form with stories from their personal history, their life practices, their beliefs, or direct messages about the world today. While honoring basket weaving traditions, these artists push the medium’s boundaries in unconventional ways through innovative techniques and materials. Their masterful sculptural forms and vessels are stylistically wide-ranging, and the exhibition offers an exploration of how the integration of contemporary art and craft offers unlimited opportunities for personal expression. Exhibiting artists include Pamela Becker, Jeanne Flanagan, Lissa Hunter, Jeannet Leendertse, Kari Lonning, Lynne Francis-Lunn, Arlene McGonagle, Nathalie Miebach, Sui Park, Lois Russell, and Elizabeth Whyte Schulze.
Friday, October 8, opening reception 4:30-6:30pm