The core of artwork speaks of its origin through the inherent expression of its maker. Working with traditional materials of wood, paper, glass, metal, textiles, ceramics, and items of a decorative nature, the act of crafting tends to serve a functional purpose, yet, reaches beyond mere utilitarian needs into the soul-satisfying realm of beauty.
During these unique and challenging times, there has been resurgence in interest and practice of the domestic arts and traditional American craft. From modern day victory gardens and home canning to knitting and weaving, many are finding comfort in the tactile experiences that bring us closer together and are expressive of living well at home. Craft also tells our stories of grief, joy, cultural movements, racial justice, and political revolution.
Curators – Theresa Miller and Salyna Gracie.
DATES: May 8 to June 19. LOCATION: Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA. CONTACT: www.confluencegallery.com