Full Spectrum: Visionaries Elevating Art, Craft, and Design
Opening Reception: Friday, February 4 from 6 to 9pm
Brought to you by Crafting the Future, ORIGINS, and The Color Network, this exhibition showcases visionary makers of color from around the country who are producing extraordinary craft objects, while illustrating the vast number of pathways to a successful and meaningful career.
"Full Spectrum is important because it is providing space for black and brown makers to be celebrated, but also for those makers to provide examples of the myriad of approaches to a successful career in craft for the next generation of makers.
As we continue to look for ways to address the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the fields of art and craft, we must obviously work on increasing financial accessibility. But perhaps even more important and somehow less obvious is the need to increase awareness about opportunities in the field.
There are so many people who don't know about crafts like glassblowing or metalsmithing, much less that one could pursue a career in such things. So we are highlighting makers with diverse approaches from production vessel makers, to wall hung tapestry artists, to artists working in large scale installation.
Each artist was selected by a similarly diverse committee for the excellence of their work and varied point of view," said Crafting the Future Director Corey Pemberton.
Artists in the Full Spectrum exhibition include: