COLLECTING FOR HALF A CENTURY: FINE CRAFT FROM THE FLORIDA CRAFTART PERMANENT COLLECTION

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Presented by Crealdé School of Art and Hannibal Square Heritage Center at Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park FL

Sep 13 2019
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Jan 11 2020
COLLECTING FOR HALF A CENTURY: FINE CRAFT FROM THE FLORIDA CRAFTART PERMANENT COLLECTION

Opening Reception Friday, September 20, 7 – 8:30 pm in the Alice and William Jenkins Gallery with a gallery talk by Florida CraftArt Executive Director Katie Deits; 8 – 10 pm at the Heritage Center with a gallery talk by the visiting artists.

COLLECTING FOR HALF A CENTURY: FINE CRAFT FROM THE FLORIDA CRAFTART PERMANENT COLLECTION

Florida CraftArt was organized 70 years ago by Stetson College art professors Elsa and Louis Freund as a statewide organization celebrating fine craft. Fine craft includes works in ceramic, wood, fiber, metals, jewelry, glass, and mixed media. The Permanent Collection of Florida CraftArt evolved after the organization established statewide headquarters and a gallery in 1986 in St. Petersburg, Florida, under the direction of its first executive director, Michele Tuegel. The goals of the collection, today consisting of 161 objects, are to recognize the cultural significance of Florida’s fine craft art in our broad artistic landscape, document the rich tradition of craft art throughout Florida and beyond, and to educate and inspire future generations of artists and arts appreciators.  The exhibition at Crealdé will consist of works by distinguished Florida craft artists including John Eckert, Christine Federighi, Bill Ives, Ray Ferguson, Bob Kopec, Tim Ludwig, Laura Militzer-Bryant, Vince Sansone, Bonnie Seeman, and Barbara Sorenson.

The two-venue exhibition from Florida CraftArt also will feature KIANGA JINAKI AND JOHN MASCOLL: FLORIDA CRAFTART MEMBERS at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center.

Two prominent African American artists and members of Florida CraftArt will exhibit at the HSHC, paralleling the showing of the permanent collection on the Crealdé main campus. Kianga Jinaki is a self-taught fiber and mixed-media artist and educator from West Palm Beach. Over the past 25 years she has created soft sculptures and art/story quilts that honor the rich cultural traditions of Africa and the African diaspora. Barbados-born John Mascoll has had a lifelong love for wood inspired by his father who was a shipwright. A member of the American Association of Woodturners, he has produced functional and fine art hollow and closed vessels at his Safety Harbor studio since 1989. He has a B.A. in Physics and a B.E. in Civil Engineering from Fisk and Vanderbilt Universities. In 2016, his work was purchased as part of the Florida CraftArt Permanent Collection.

Both Florida CraftArt exhibitions are curated by Barbara Tiffany, Crealdé’s Curator of Exhibitions.

 

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Free Admission

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

Two-venue opening reception: Friday, September 20

COLLECTING FOR HALF A CENTURY: FINE CRAFT FROM THE FLORIDA CRAFTART PERMANENT COLLECTION

7 – 8:30 pm in the Alice and William Jenkins Gallery with a gallery talk by Florida CraftArt Executive Director Katie Deits

KIANGA JINAKI AND JOHN MASCOLL: FLORIDA CRAFTART MEMBERS AT THE HANNIBAL SQUARE HERITAGE CENTER

8 – 10 pm with a gallery talk by the visiting artists

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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