One of the perks of this gig at Contemporary Craft is that I get to hang out with visiting artists from seriously all over the place. In October the Cylinders came for a program called Meet a Maker.
They presented a slide show of their work, which is jewelry designed around parts of old, irrepairable instruments. The music group Chatham Baroque also performed while keeping a close eye on their authentic instruments. As a former ‘Orch Dork’ and band nerd, and current metalsmith/craft/arty person, this was the best program ever. The instruments the trio play have as rich of a history as the music they play. The program allowed for a really interesting conversation surrounding art and music, revival and reuse.A textile by Betty Vera
This Friday marked the opening of the Bridge 12 show accompanied by visiting artist Betty Vera from New York. She’s the textile portion of the exhibition (which also features Melissa Cameron and Kevin Snipes). Betty taught a fiber sculpture workshop and gave a lecture about her work and processes on Saturday.
I just want to share that I made Yoko Sekino-Bove seriously crack up (as much as a polite, petite japanese woman can crack up) like 5 times. Then she told me that she and Jim Bove (her husband and a pretty cool metalsmith/educator) are concerned about me making friends! I have the weirdest reputation…. score? These people are famous in my eyes…I must be the most pathetic (and harmless) stalker ever!