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Rossland Arts Council Presents: Art of Craft

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture is hosting an exhibition entitled Art of Craft. The Art of Craft Exhibition will run November 3rd to 14th at the Rossland Art Gallery.

Craft has been defined as the decorative arts that relate to functional objects that are used in daily life. These objects require a variety of historical skills and techniques to produce and are often underrepresented in the broader arts community. This exhibition offers an exclusive forum for the local craft persons/artisans working with wood, pottery, glass, textiles, metal,mixed media and jewelry to display their skills, explore their personal aesthetics and to share with the broader community their most expressive work. This exhibition, highlighting craft, provides an opportunity for the viewing public to contemplate the role of artisanal craft as a reflection of culture in our day to day life.

The goal of this project is to:

  • Celebrate the crafts people in our community
  • Validate craft as an art form
  • Provide exposure and access to traditional crafts to people in our community
  • Provide an opportunity for craftspeople/artisans to share their work with the community

By providing an exhibition celebrating craft, we hope to draw out of the arts community those who sit back and are creative in the more traditional crafts but may never think of their work being celebrated in an exhibition.

We are reaching out to you with the hope that you will enter this exhibition as well as share this information with your fellow artist/artisans. Due to covid restrictions we have had issues establishing a venue to host this exhibition and therefore appreciate your help in getting this call out to local artists.

 

Additional information and copies of the submission form and criteria can be found at our website www.rosslandartscouncil.com/visual-arts/.

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