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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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April 2017

Future Retrieval: Permanent Spectacle

April 15 - October 1

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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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 are matrices. This survey of eight years of exploration at the printing press offers an in-depth look at an inventive…

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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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November 2017

Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art

November 18, 2017 - April 22, 2018

Ian Thomas, Compensation, 2011Slab build, molded earthenware, slip, mixed media. Photo courtesy of the artist. Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art will feature 33+ works created by 14 contemporary artists, with an emphasis on the topics of anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and tendencies, and PTSD. The exhibition explores the impact that mental illness has on society, and how the arts can encourage positive self-expression and guide effective mental health promotion and treatment. The project also examines links between mental disorders…

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December 2017

Threads of Resistance

December 9, 2017 - February 18, 2018

Jamie Fingal, 100 Days, 2017. Threads of Resistance is an exhibition of modern and traditional quilts designed to protest the Trump administration’s actions and policies. The project was conceived by a group known as the Artist’s Circle. They explain, “We take issue with the divisive actions of the Trump administration. Our art explores our emotional responses to these actions, in the hope that it will encourage civilized, constructive conversation and, ultimately, better understanding of one another's viewpoints.”

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