About This Event
This Maker Event will include a tour of Contemporary Craft's current exhibition Transformation 10: Contemporary Works in Found Materials, the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder's Prize, and a hands-on workshop with West Virginia artist, Robert Villamagna. A participating artist in Transformation 10, Robert is known for his work in assemblage, collage, and mixed media. His work can be viewed at robertvillamagna.com. Transformation 10 features work by 26 finalists from the US and abroad. Australian metalsmith Melissa Cameron was selected as the Raphael Prize Winner for her piece titled 1.1.17 that documents one day of gun violence in the US. The show highlights a variety of techniques and forms including innovative art rooted in traditional craft, as well as art that explores connections between craft and painting, sculpture, and installation art. A digital version of the color catalog offers a sneak preview. We are thrilled to work with Contemporary Craft to co-host this program. Contemporary Craft engages the public in creative experiences that harness art's transformative power to foster more meaningful lives and build more vibrant communities. Making meaningful connections between creativity and daily life are central to this work, which features national and international contemporary art and artists working in craft media to highlight materiality, process, and concept. Participants will receive 3 hours of Act 48 credit and are sure to learn skills and concepts that can be adapted for use in your classroom.