As is the case every year, it seems, my October is chock full of things to do. There’s birthdays, reunions, and Halloween, but more important for you, I have shows, workshops, and exhibitions to tell you about!
From October 3rd through November 1, 2014, the Yellow Breeches Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will present the exhibition Unmasked at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen’s Center of American Craft, 335 N. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA. The exhibition will feature works created to reveal an important facet of each artisan’s personality that, as a collection, manifests the identity of the Yellow Breeches Chapter.
Unmasked will include works in fiber, glass, clay, wood, metal, and other media in styles ranging from traditional to trendsetting. The Yellow Breeches Chapter takes great pride in its diversity and celebrates the proof of its “Big Tent” attitude with Unmasked.
Unmasked artisans (including myself) will be present at the opening reception, Friday, October 3, 2014, to speak with interested visitors about their work. The exhibition will run from October 3rd through November 1st and includes Lancaster’s First Friday (October 3rd) and Art Walk weekend (October 4th and 5th). In addition to First Friday’s extended hours, the Center of American Craft is open Monday-Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, and Sundays 12 – 4 pm.
Fall into Fine Craft
Mark your calendar and plan to attend Fall Into Fine Craft, the Yellow Breeches Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen’s annual fine craft show and sale, Saturday and Sunday, October 25th and 26th, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.at the Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K St. Carlisle PA. The show will feature works created by gifted artisans from across the Commonwealth and surrounding states.
At the show you will find a wide range of fine art and craft including: jewelry, pottery, textiles, wood, glass, furniture, and much more. Whether you are an experienced collector, new to fine craft, or in search of a perfect gift for someone special – including yourself – you will find what you are looking for here. Fall Into Fine Craft will also feature works by talented area high school students who participate in our Student Art Competition.
I will not have a booth of my own at this show, but rather I will be participating in the Boutique portion that features only YBC members. Also, this is where you can see all of the Group Challenge pieces.
Integrated Prong Workshop
OK, this isn’t Chapter specific, but it is over the opening weekend of Unmasked, which is also the beginning of American Craft Week.
BRAND NEW – Integrated Prong workshop – October 4th at the PA Guild of Craftsmen’s Center for American Craft in Lancaster, PA! Learn a way to set a cabochon stone without any soldering and leave with a completed necklace. $125.00 10am – 2:30pm
As you know, this past Friday was the reception for the Lancaster Designer Craftsmen Exhibition at the PA Guild of Craftsmen. While I was busy working, I was able to take a few photos of the three demonstrating craftspeople.
You’ve seen images of Leslie Scott demoing at Fire & Ice last spring. But she’s also a Guild a member and was here on First Friday. Did you know that she also teaches workshops at the Guild? You do now!
Lisa Gallagher has work in the exhibition and was also demoing her polymer clay technique. Not only did she then teach a filigree workshop this past weekend, but she has a Polymer Clay Buttons workshop scheduled with the Guild on November 2nd.
The third demonstrator was Don Swartz who doesn’t have a workshop scheduled but is the featured craft artist of the month in the Guild Store.