Society for Contemporary Craft is happy to present Fiberart International 2010 in our main galleries April 16 through August 22, 2010. The opening reception will take place on Friday, April 16 from 5:30 to 8 pm. Awards will be announced during the reception and a Fiberart Forum will take place on Saturday April 17th and will feature a talk by juror Rebecca A.T. Stevens as well as dialogue with the artists at both gallery location and a free shuttle for visitors.
In conjunction with Fiberart International 2010, SCC presents two back-to-back exhibitions of Pittsburgh-based fiber artists at our Satellite Gallery located at One Mellon Center in downtown Pittsburgh in the T Station lobby. swarm, an installation of works created by Anna Divinsky features colorful two- and three-dimensional forms inspired by groups of insects, birds, cells, and growths on display from March 27 through June 20, 2010. Immediately following this exhibition and in celebration of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh's 100th year, SCC will present My Walden: New Works by Atticus Adams from June 25 through September 26, 2010 and will highlight the artist's unique mesh fiber sculptures. SCC's Satellite gallery is open daily through midnight.
During the spring and summer months educational programs, lectures and workshops are planned to enhance our viewers understanding of the techniques and materials presented in the exhibition. Companion catalogues, including essays, biographical information and photo-documentation, accompany the exhibition and are available for purchase for $30.
We are pleased to attach a series of releases on Fiberart International 2010 with accompanying Related Activities, swarm and My Walden: New Works by Atticus Adams. Images of works by Fiberart International artists, Anna Divinsky and Atticus Adams are available upon request.
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