Level II Art of the Week Contemporary Crafters
Objective: In order to connect with contemporary crafters, students are required to create a dynamic two page spread that includes artist research, The second page of the 2 page spread should include the student's reflection on the artist and their attempts to include the artist's style or technique into their own processes.
First Quarter Theme: Fiber
Untitled hand-woven gauze weave of natural linen and jute by Kay Sekimachi; exhibited at "Fabrics International," held at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York City from November 17, 1961 through January 15, 1962.
'This week marks the opening of "Kay Sekimachi: Student, Teacher, Artist" at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. The exhibition, lovingly assembled with the collaboration of the 89-year-old artist herself, celebrates the varied processes and lifelong influence Sekimachi had in the field of fiber art. With more than 30 works on view, the show exemplifies the artist's renowned double weave technique (used to produce three-dimensional sculptural forms) and showcases her early explorations with monofilament, linen, ply-split twining, and card-weaving."
Second Quarter Theme: Wood
Santa Cruz Woodworkers
Swim (2008) by Tom Loeser; white oak, spruce. Part of Flotilla, a series of seven open sculptural shapes, exploring the flow of water with the concept of the boat form.
Third Quarter Theme: Glass
Jeremy Newman and Allison Ciancibelli
Glass Sculpture LT6 by Marvin Lipofsky, two off-hand blown interlocking forms with cut and polished apertures, 10 x 15 x 13 in.
Fourth Quarter Theme: Metal
An untitled and undated Hanukkah lamp by Bernard Bernstein. Image: Society of North American Goldsmiths Slide Archive
Peter Oakley and Elizabeth Brim
Amy Tavern has built her career on learning continuously, taking risks, and allowing ideas to evolve organically. This mindset opened the door to her interest in installation. For In Between (2014), installed in the freight elevator at Velvet da Vinci gallery, she explored the complexity of change. Photo: Leslie Williamson