is a curated collection of fine contemporary craft by artists with
Maine connections. All craft traditions
are represented, with no fine
line drawn between fine art and craft, utilitarian and non utilitarian.
The gallery is in a charming yellow carriage house located in a brick
courtyard nestled between the Caldbeck and Landing Galleries at 12 Elm
Street in Rockland. It is in the heart of the vital arts district
opposite the Farnsworth Art Museum and around the corner from the
Strand Theater, cafes and art galleries.
CRAFT owner and curator, is dedicated to presenting the handcrafted
object as a work of art. She attended Pratt Institute where she
developed her Bauhaus sensibilities and respect for art, craft, architecture, textiles, jewelry, pottery and furniture. She has
designed for Raymond Loewy in New York and Charles Luckman
Angeles where she opened her own graphics and interior design office.
Michelena has recently served as
juror for the American Craft Council
2012 national craft shows.
CRAFT shows compelling work by more
than twenty foremost and respected craft artists working in Maine
today, and sought after by craft collectors. All have impressive
backgrounds and exhibition history, including the Museum of Arts and
Design in New York and the Renwick / Smithsonian in Washington. CRAFT
is open seasonally from Memorial Day to Thanksgiving. Please call: 207
594 0167 or email: info@craftonelm
Owner / Curator of CRAFT
"Making objects by hand
is humane, intimate, enduring and empowering"