Crafting Conscience: challenging fine craft that makes a social statement
Artist reception - July 16, 2016 2pm - 4 pm
Dates: July 9 – October 1, 2016
From the original guilds, through utopian societies, arts and craft movements, hippy communes, to craftivism, there is a long tradition of craftspeople making both craft work and radical statements. Crafting Conscience examines some of the more compelling, complex and troubling social issues of our time. Topics include current issues happening both near and afar: the Syrian refugee crisis, environmental causes such as the conservation of natural habitats, greed and overconsumption, political freedom, gender roles and more.