Annual ‘Black and White’ at CRAFT

Sep 01, 2018
Marjorie Moore will show drawings from her Drought, Fire and Ash series at Rockland’s CRAFT Gallery.

Rockland — The annual “Black and White” show will open Friday, Sept. 7, at CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. Meaghan Clark, a young emerging country musician and singer, will perform in the courtyard during the 5 to 8 p.m. First Friday Art Walk.

The annual "Black and White” show explores limiting the artist’s palette in order to focus on form, texture, design and proportion. Portland artist Marjorie Moore, new to CRAFT, will exhibit drawings from her Drought, Fire and Ash series, vividly portraying the devastation caused by wildfires that transform the landscape into ethereal beauty devoid of color.

These works, handwoven tapestries and pillows, raku and porcelain pottery, handblown glass, paintings and drawings, woodcuts, thread drawings and shibori silk scarves and shawls are brought together in dialogue with one another at CRAFT. Artists Autumn Cipala, Morris Dorenfeld, Sara Hotchkiss, Lissa Hunter, David Jacobson, Daphne Taylor, Suzi Van Wye and Dudley Zopp are among the artists in this show who use mixed media and traditional craft materials to explore working in black and white.

The show continues through September. In a first-ever project, the gallery has partnered with Eco-Art Ventures to offer exclusive visits in October to CRAFT artists’ studios to observe them at work and engage in conversation regarding their craft. The full-day experience will visit three different studios on each of four Tuesdays in October. The groups will be small, traveling together in a van on country roads at the height of the autumn colors. For details and registration, stop by CRAFT Gallery for more information and a full schedule; or call Lolly Mitchell at 593-8688.

For more information, visit craftonelm.com or call 594-0167.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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