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Enough Violence: Artists Speak Out

September 7– October 26, 2014
Featuring work by 14 contemporary artists from around the world, ENOUGH Violence investigates the impact violence has on our lives, and the role the arts can play in restoring peace and security. Discover how creative expression can be used as a tool to process complex emotions and respond to inexplicable events. Feel, heal, transform and be part of the solution.

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Figure It!

July 13–August 24, 2014
This exhibition showcases exemplary forms in clay, glass, fiber and wood by 31 artists from across the United States. Independent curator Gwen Heffner selected works that are “dedicated to the human figure as a means of expression and have powerful messages to share.”

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Best of 2014

May 4–June 22, 2014
Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s 31st annual juried members’ exhibition will showcase exemplary works in clay, glass, fiber, metal, wood and mixed media, selected by jurors Namita Gupta Wiggers, Director and Chief Curator, and Nicole Nathan, Curator of Collections at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon. A cellphone tour of the exhibition will offer visitors the chance to use their phone to hear stories, thoughts and techniques behind selected work from the artists themselves.

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Functional Ceramic Workshop Exhibition

Through April 26, 2014
Ceramics exhibition at the Wayne Center for the Arts in Wooster, Ohio

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In Touch with the Spirit

Opens February 2 – March 23, 2014

This exhibition features selections from the Southern University at New Orleans Collection of African Art, curated by Charlotte Gordon, Southern Ohio Museum artistic director, and contemporary fine craft by African American artists, curated by Bettye Stull, former curator of the King Arts Complex.

To see works from the Southern University of New Orleans collection click here.

To see works from contemporary African American artists click here.

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Gifts of the Craftsmen

Exhibition & Sale of Fine Craft

Opens November 10 – January 12, 2014
The Ohio Craft Museum gallery will be filled with one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, ceramics, art glass, wood and more, all made in America by fine craft artists and all are available for purchase. To see selected works from the exhibition click here.

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East & West: Asian Influences on Contemporary American Craft

Opens September 8 – October 27, 2013
This exhibition showcases 44 works in paper and fiber by 15 artists from across the country who are inspired by traditional Asian techniques but push the boundaries of these same traditions.

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Artist Leah Wong created a paper installation sculpture on-site at the Ohio Craft Museum. To see the installation as it progressed click here.

Japanese-American artist Jan Hopkins creates organic sculptural forms from such materials as citrus peel, melon rind, cantaloupe peel and fish skin. Click here to see a recent TV interview with Jan at a local produce market and at her studio in Everett, WA.

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Opens July 14 – August 18, 2013
“Inspired! Young Ohio Artists 2013″  showcased exemplary forms in clay, glass, metal and mixed media by artists under the age of 35 who got their start on college campuses throughout Ohio.

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Best of 2013

Opens May 5 – June 23, 2013
Our annual members’ juried exhibition features 100 works in clay, glass, metal, fiber, wood, and mixed media.  It was on display at the Ohio Craft Museum through June 23, then will travel to the Southern Ohio Museum (July 12 – Sept. 20) and the Springfield Museum of Art (Oct. 8 – Dec. 1).

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