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2017 Exhibition Opening Reception: Makers' Marks: Art, Craft and the Fiber...
Tue, April 18, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
The Nichols sisters came of age during the Arts and Crafts movement (1880 - 1910), which called for a return to handcrafts for the sake of beauty, quality and social progress. These values impacted the educations, careers and politics of the Nichols sisters. Letters, memoirs and objects in the museum’s collection tell the story of their work with sewing, pottery and woodworking. Beyond being object makers, the Nichols sisters utilized their skills to educate and advocate for people from diverse backgrounds. The museum showcases the Nichols sisters’ accomplishments and tells the story of craft from the Progressive Era to today by presenting works by contemporary craft artists interspersed throughout its historic rooms. Exhibiting artists are: Jasmine Baetz, Betse Frail, Chelsea Revelle, and Carlie Waganer . By harnessing today’s spirit of making, activism and community engagement, the museum expands its interpretation of the Nichols family’s history and the role of craft as a platform for activism in contemporary society.
Brief artist talks to occur throughout the evening.
Light refreshments will be served.
Free and open to the public, but advanced registration is REQUIRED.