Craft Forward Symposium 2011 - Keeping Your Radar Up for Opportunities
Craft Forward Symposium 2011: Manufractured Clips, Capsules, Confiscated, and Commentary

Craft Forward Symposium 2011: A preview of "Manufractured" (the exhibition)

Manufractured is the featured exhibition in conjunction with the Craft Forward Symposium at the California College for the Arts, Oakland, CA Campus.  The exhibition is curated by Mara Holt Skov and Steven Skov Holt, professors at CCA and authors of the book 41+veDJYNuL._SL160_  Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects

ManufracDSC04486.72 Manufractured includes work from a variety of Bay Area artists and makers who use familiar manufactured materials and items transformed into something completely unexpected.

Think repurposed, recycled, remixed, and mixed media. Expect the unexpected from medicine capsules and LEGOS to binder clips and maybe Jello?   "Artists in the exhibition include CCA Faculty member Michele Pred along with Bay Area artists Harriete Estel Berman(Grass/gras' in above photo and below), Mitra Fabian,  Liz Hickok , Andy Diaz Hope, emiko oye, Laurel Roth and Thomas Wold. Several pieces have been produced specifically for the exhibition and are being seen for the very first time."

The first reception is Wednesday night (March 30) from 5:30 to 8:30. If you live in the San Francisco Bay area, I hope that you can come to this reception. It is open to the public. I will be there early starting at 4:30 photographing the work for the next day's blog post.

Come early for this festive event and meet the artists and curators.

CCA Gallery hours through April 1, 2011:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:  8:30 a.m. – noon and 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday:  1:00 – 4:30 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.



Each day the above Game Board will change with the events at the Craft Forward Symposium. The stakes are high!



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