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October 2016

What Remains: Wooden Quilt Sculptures of Laura Petrovich-Cheney

October 22, 2016 - November 12, 2017

Laura Petrovich-Cheney, Big Deal, 2015, salvaged wood from Hurricane Sandy. What Remains features the “scrap quilts” of New Jersey artist Laura Petrovich-Cheney. Using traditional and contemporary quilt patterns, Petrovich-Cheney creates complex and vibrant forms from Hurricane Sandy debris that was salvaged by the artist from dumpsters, refuse piles, and local waste stations. Her meaningful practice explores issues of loss, identity, memory, and renewal. Ultimately, the work symbolizes the beauty of enduring misfortune and creating something meaningful from the wreckage. The…

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November 2016

Object Lessons: Selections from Fuller Craft Museum’s Permanent Collection

November 6, 2016 - November 8, 2020

Sam Maloof, Lo Back Dining Chair #8, 2005. Object Lessons: Selections from Fuller Craft Museum’s Permanent Collection presents contemporary conversations in craft that delve into the meaningful relationship between maker, material, and object in a cultural context. Divided into five categories—ceramics, metal, wood, fiber, and glass—the works selected from our permanent collection showcase aesthetic, technical, and narrative progressions of craft from traditional to avant-garde, in both functional and non-functional forms. SaveSave

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March 2017

Ellen Schiffman: The 52 Box Project

March 25 @ 8:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm

Ellen Schiffman, A Rift is Just a Chance to Grow. Ellen Schiffman is a Connecticut artist who over the course of a year decided to fill a 9 x 9 x 3 shadowbox each week with a different fiber work. In doing so, she explored a range of techniques and materials to define and expand the media’s boundaries. Fuller Craft Museum welcomes her project and her other works inspired by the 52 Box Project. SaveSave

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April 2017

Future Retrieval: Permanent Spectacle

April 15 - September 30

Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker, Marble Bobcat, 2017. Permanent Spectacle features a fantastical world that reinterprets museum exhibition and display. The immersive tableau includes constructed landscapes, scenic hand-cut wallpaper, wildlife, and other objects that have been altered through the process of digital collection and material selection. Created by Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker working collaborative under the name Future Retrieval, the site specific installation is informed by the duo’s extensive research of historical collections from the Smithsonian archives…

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May 2017

Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts

May 13 - October 22

Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Growth Rings #1, 2015. Photo by Aron Gent. Circular Abstractions: Bull's Eye Quilts is a touring exhibition that originated at the Muskegon Museum of Art and was curated by famed quilter Nancy Crow. The exhibition features 25 quilts by an array of artists that improvise around the Bull’s Eye pattern: a four quadrant design with a bull’s eye at the center of each quarter. Participating artists come from across the U.S. and internationally, with represented countries including Australia,…

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June 2017

Amber Cowan: Re/Collection

June 24 - October 8

Amber Cowan, Creamer and Sugar, Swans in Sky, 2016. Photo by Matthew Hollerbush. Amber Cowan: Re/Collection features the flameworked glass creations of Philadelphia artist Amber Cowan. Her intricate vessels and sculptures are comprised of a multitude of recycled vintage glass specimens, all fused together into spectacular one-of-a-kind art objects. Her ongoing practice involving American pressed glass explores the history of U.S. glassware manufacturing while giving new life to reclaimed material. SaveSave

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July 2017

Brockton Youth Creates Biennial

July 15 - September 10

Kiannah De Pina Brockton Youth Creates Biennial shines a light on the work of art students within the Brockton Public School system. Showcasing a selection of work from children in grades 6 – 12, the project also honors the efforts of the dedicated arts educators and school administrators whose tireless efforts have made these vibrant and meaningful expressions possible.

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August 2017

Parts and Labor: Print and Collage Works by Steven Ford

August 5 - December 31

Steven Ford Untitled (M0925D), 2012, linocut and collograph with chine colle. Parts and Labor: Print and Collage Works showcases the work of Steven Ford, one half of the jewelry-making duo Ford and Forlano. Referencing his approach to jewelry making, the process-driven works incorporate simple printmaking techniques to build complex and light-filled works on paper. Carved linocut blocks and collagraph plates (popsicle sticks and matchsticks glued to a board) are matrices. This survey of eight years of exploration at the printing…

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September 2017

SHIFTS: Approaching Encaustic from All Angles

September 30 - November 26

Stephanie Roberts-Camello, Primary Instincts, 2016. Photo courtesy of the artist. SHIFTS is a juried exhibition of New England Wax, a lively and growing professional organization that connects artists in the six New England states who work in the medium of encaustic media. N.E.W. provides opportunities to exhibit, share technical information and aesthetic ideas, and build friendships with other artists. The mission of the organization is to promote excellence in fine art made with encaustic, educate the general public about the…

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October 2017

Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom

October 21, 2017 - March 11, 2018

Dixie Biggs, Teapot, 2010. Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom is a multi-media exhibition featuring male weavers alongside female wood turners – two populations that have been traditionally underrepresented in their fields. This project will introduce the public to remarkable artists who challenge our long-held perceptions about their chosen fields, while encouraging new practitioners to consider mediums rich in possibility. The visually resplendent exhibition offers wide appeal across all audiences, providing multiple programming opportunities geared to engage…

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