Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News
What is contemporary craft? Craft theory from the late nineteenth century and throughout the twentieth century valued the artisan’s hand over the work of the machine. Thus, historically, the artisan has represented an important social virtue. This exhibition will explore traditional Virginia craft artists, as well as contemporary craft artists that are blending traditional craft materials such as fabric, glass, wood, metal, and clay with contemporary technologies and, in turn, are blurring the boundaries between the traditionally established categories of craft, art, and design.
Dates: October 31, 2015 – January 17, 2016
The Peninsula Fine Arts Center is open 10-5pm Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5pm on Sundays. Admission for adults is $7.50 (discounts are available for students and seniors), children 6-12 are $4 (anyone younger is free).