Idyllwild Arts: Visiting Artist Show: Craft in America
A Nation of Makers: Works from the Craft in America Collection features 50 artworks by artists who have appeared in the Craft in America Peabody Award-winning PBS documentary series. Gathered over the past nine years of filming, the displayed works represent diverse cultures and traditions from across the United States. This exhibition showcases objects produced by contemporary craft artists working in metal, wood, glass, clay, fiber, and other mediums. Among the featured artists are Mary Jackson – a basket weaver who continues a South Carolina tradition that was started by slaves from Africa; Pewabic Pottery – a turn-of-the-century pottery studio in Detroit that is honored for ceramics with a unique iridescent glaze; and Teri Greeves, a Kiowa bead artist whose work uses an historic medium to address contemporary social issues. The displayed works will be presented in tandem with video monitors showcasing related Craft in America television interviews. In some cases, the documentary footage shows the creation of the exhibited works.
Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Events are always free and open to the public.
Idyllwild Arts, 52500 Temecula Rd., Idyllwild, (951) 659-2171 or visit www.idyllwildarts.org.