November 15, 2010
By Daana Brannon
Chester County Life: November/December 2010
Craft Forms 2010, the International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Crafts, will be on display at the Wayne Art Center from December 3, 2010 to January 22, 2011. This eagerly anticipated exhibition, celebrating its 16th year, is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of fine contemporary craft and providing a venue for established and emerging artists to share their creative endeavors. Craft Forms continues to earn a rapidly growing reputation as one of the nation’s most recognized, contemporary craft exhibitions. The finest works of ceramics, wood, fiber, metal, glass, and mixed medium are featured and support the center’s mission of expanding the public’s awareness of fine contemporary crafts. Craft Forms significantly benefits all educational programs for children and adults. “We are excited to present artists from all over the country and as far as Korea and Australia,” said Nancy Campbell, executive director.
The juror of Craft Forms 2010 is Jane C. Milosch, Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and former curator of the Renwick Gallery. Milosch will present the Juror’s Talk on Saturday, December 4th at 1:00 p.m. Meet the Artists will directly follow the presentation. This lecture is free and open to the public.
This year, along with the outstanding Craft Forms 2010, the Wayne Art Center is honored to simultaneously present Christopher Ries, internationally-known glass sculptor, and his composition of light through the medium of glass titled: Glass and Light. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A five dollar contribution is suggested to view Craft Forms 2010 and Glass and Light.
The Preview Party is sponsored by the co-chairs and leading sponsors, Brian Daggett and Franz Rabauer of Malvern and Center City. Other key sponsors, patrons, and attendees will help benefit Wayne Art Center’s educational programs.