Thursday, September 17, 2015 // 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Material Legacy: Masters of Fiber, Clay and Glass at the PAA
Opening Reception: Free and open to the public!
This exhibition is part of a multi-venue series of exhibitions honoring Fellows of the American Craft Council who have had considerable impact on the Philadelphia region. In addition, this series of exhibitions is a major feature of the city-wide pilot project Craft NOW I Philadelphia, and includes the participation of our organization along with The Center for Art in Wood, The Clay Studio, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The ACC College of Fellows are composed of craftspeople that have made significant contributions to the field of craft in the United States, with over 25 years of practice in their respective disciplines. The Philadelphia region has been widely recognized for its rich history and accomplishments in the field of craft, which is reflected in the number of artists who have become part of the ACC College of Fellows. These four exhibitions, the accompanying publication, and educational programming are all designed to highlight the impact of the Philadelphia region on craft on a national scale by featuring the work of 15 different Fellows among the four venues.
At the PAA, this exhibition will be held from September 17 to November 30, 2015 and will feature Adela Akers (fiber), Lewis Knauss (fiber), Judith Schaechter (glass), Warren Seelig (fiber/architecture), and Paula Winokur (porcelain). During the three months of this exhibition, the PAA will also present educational programs featuring Lewis Knauss, Warren Seelig and Judith Scheachter. It should also be noted that this collaborative project among these four institutions is also the cummulation of the 100-year anniversary program at the PAA. Throughout this celebratory year, the PAA has presented the work of all Philadelphia-based artists, as well as educational programming that challenges preconceived definitions of engagement and creative practice in craft and design.