Last Friday the Metals grad students along with our fearless leader and professor took a jaunt to St. Louis, MO with a mission to visit Craft Alliance. First we viewed the exhibition “Without Boundaries: Transformations in American Craft” at the Delmar Loop Gallery. Without Boundaries was inspired by Craft Today Poetry of the Physical curated by Paul J. Smith in 1986. Then we took a tour of the gallery space at Grand Center to see the exhibition CLASP. Later we were fortunate enough to spend some time with two of the artists in residence Kelsey Viola (Fibers) and Laura Elizabeth Mullen (Metals). These ladies are making great work and were very gracious with their time. For more information on what we saw visit the Craft Alliance website http://www.craftalliance.org/index.htm. Stupidly I didn't take an image of the studio space in the basement but, alas, I have images of their tools and wood in their wood turning shop.
My first post, my first month of graduate school, and my first task at hand.
Disclaimer: I am NOT (in any way) claiming I am the most awesome writer of all time. Consider this a blanket apology for any improper use of noun, comma, semi-colon, ellipsis/ellipsi, and any other marginal or egregious offenses I’m sure to commit. This is the first and last time I’ll say it, so take note.