FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Work by Lissa Hunter at CRAFT
CRAFT Gallery celebrates fine art and craft in black and white! New work by Lissa Hunter opens the July show at CRAFT on Friday, July 3rd. Her black drawings and markings on white porcelain tumblers and ensembles are a signature of Hunter’s current work. A major article in the April/May issue of American Craft Magazine traces her artistic growth from weaving, basketry, drawing and clay. Her black and white palette was the inspiration for the gallery’s new curated collection of drawings, textiles, pottery and jewelry.
The gallery also exhibits letter artist Jan Owen’s new book ”Marginalia” which takes inspiration from the mysteries of the universe, its blackness, stars and planets. This unique book of black paper, gold leaf, sumi ink and acrylics contains words of seeking, praise and astonishment by poets, scientists and astronauts all written in Owen’s exquisite calligraphy that is sought after by serious book collectors. Three panels in gold leaf and acrylics on black will also be offered.
Artists Kathleen Florance and Dudley Zopp show free-spirited drawings in ink, pastel and pencil, guiding their chosen medium’s markings with control and purpose. Weaver Sara Hotchkiss’ crisp black, white and red tapestry purposely reveals elements of imperfection in materials and technique, but she has full command of design and process. Textile artist Laura Hunter dyes shawls and scarves in the Japanese itajine shibori technique, creating haphazard beauty with black and white patterns and textures on silk and wool.
The show continues until August 4th. CRAFT Gallery is in the courtyard at 12 Elm Street in Rockland. Hours are from 11 to 5 on Tuesday to Saturday and on Sunday from 1 to 4. FMI 207 594 0167 and www.craftonelm.com
12 Elm Street, Rockland ME 04841
207 594 0167
Jan Owen- Sing Lissa Hunter - Porcelain