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Monday, November 21, 2005

Craft Stops along the East Coast

In Boston, I went to the Museum of Fine Arts and saw a small exhibit of contemporary Japanese ceramics and fibers - beautiful works. Wednesday nights are free after 4 pm and it's open until 9.
I was all set to visit the Fuller Museum of Craft in Brockton, just south of Boston, the next day but missed it and ended up in RI! Seven exhibits of various medias and 4,000 permanent pieces. Definitely worth stopping by - just make sure you take 93 off of 95!
They switched their name from "art" to "craft" last year. One of the few museums who have done so.
Stopped at the Artisans Center of Virginia located just off of 81 on 64 heading towards Richmond at exit 97 (I think) for Waynesboro. Some 300 Virginia artisans on exhibit. Liz Moss, programs and store manager, has done a great job with the gallery presentation of the many works. Everyone is juried and in addition there are 11 exhibits a year and a guest show for Christmas season. They've been operating the store for 5 years, 3 staff, getting in the black this year. I was in there a good hour viewing the works; glass, pottery, paper, turned wood bowls, felt, some furniture and lots more. Lots of natural and spot light and big display cases on casters. Nice setup.
Now it's off to Dallas for a week.


  • Hey Nadia, thought I'd say hello!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:24 AM  

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