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Exhibition Detail
GIFTED HANDS: The Fine Art of Craft
Curated by: Kyla Porter Tynes
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
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October 10th, 2010 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Antique Chinese Glass Necklace, Florence ResnikoffFlorence Resnikoff,
Antique Chinese Glass Necklace,
2000, 14 K gold, carved ojimi bead, antique glass disc, black opal, moss agate, Akoya pearl, glass beads, 22 x 5"
Homage to an African Queen, Janet LipkinJanet Lipkin, Homage to an African Queen,
2007, Felted Wool, 53 x 60 "
Family Grouping, Erin McGuinessErin McGuiness, Family Grouping,
2010, high-fired stoneware, 22 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Scarab Jewelry Cabinet, Alison McLennanAlison McLennan, Scarab Jewelry Cabinet,
2007, fiberglass, 24K gold-plated brass, bronze-plated brass, lacewood, rosewood, yellow satinwood, lacquer, acrylic and enamel paint, 48 x 24 x 9"
Lady of the Shrines, Freddy MoranFreddy Moran, Lady of the Shrines,
2007, embellished cotton, 61 x 56"
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Artist talk
East Bay
(925) 631-4379
Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m to 4:30 p.m. (during exhibitions)
Saint Mary's College of California
handcrafted sculpture, wearable art, Blown Glass, furniture, pottery, hand-felting, textiles, quilts, turned-wood bowls, raku mixed-media installation
Exhibition admission $4 adults, K-12 graders free; Events free

Opening Sunday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, December 12, Gifted Hands: the Fine Art of Craft, features 90 objects by 15 contemporary San Francisco Bay Area artists.

Textiles, fiber, metal, precious and semi-precious stones, minerals, clay, wood, fallen logs, are trnasformed  into extraordinary works of art:  furniture, wearable art, jewelry, pottery, quilts, turned wooden bowls, blown and fused glass sculpures, and fabric, wood, and metal sculpture. 

Curator Kyla Porter Tynes has selected stunning objects that each allows us to witness a master hand at work.   “I chose widely admired artists whose methods respect the integrity of the materials yet transform them with ingenuity, skill and crativity,” says Porter Tynes. 

Opening Events:

Panel Discussion: 4 p.m., Oct. 10, Claeys Lounge, Soda Center.   Panels Artists: Garry Knox Bennett, furniture; Janet Lipkin, fiber pieces and wearable art; and Freddy Moran, textiles and quilts.  Moderated by Julie Muniz, curator of Decorative Arts and Craft at the Oakland Museum of California.

Demonstration: Immediately following the panel discussion, 5- 6 p.m.                                                   Ceramic sculptor Erin McGuiness will demonstrate her modern take on the ancient art of ceramic coiling.  Studio One.

Reception with the artists: 5 p.m.- 6:30  p.m. in the Hearst Art Gallery Patio.

Admission free to panel discussion, demonstration and reception. Exhibition $4 adults; K - 12 graders free.

On View in the Keith Room: 19th c. Western landscape paintings by William Keith and French Post-Impressionist paintings by Emil Bernard.

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