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DIY: Shadowbox Shelter

September 13, 2018 6:30 pm @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Stephanie Craig 'House Divided'

According to a 2015 United Nations report, a record 65.4 million people around the world were displaced that year. In the United States alone, a record high of 2.5 million children are homeless each year. On view July 20–October 7, the Ohio Craft Museum’s exhibition, “Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home,” explores the issues of homelessness, migration and displacement.

Organized by Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, the exhibition showcases nearly 30 works by 14 artists from across the country, including collage and sculptural structures by Pittsburgh artist Seth Clark, whose work focuses on deteriorating architecture. “These structures, designed to be huge forces of permanence, are continually being challenged, destroyed and forgotten,” he says. “The buildings, often on the brink of ruin, have something very energized and present trying to escape from their fragmented reality.”

A special focus exhibition of “Dwellings,” ceramic constructions by Cleveland artist Stephanie Craig, will be shown alongside “Shelter”: “The abstracted dwellings in this ongoing sculpture series are fueled by memories of persons and place,” Craig says. “These barren, unfinished structures represent physical locations. The empty, unfinished spaces represent fragmented histories and lost memories. But, the partial constructions also invite the imagination to create new narratives; build new memories.”

Both exhibitions open at the Ohio Craft Museum with an evening reception on July 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Representatives from area social service organizations, including the YWCA Family Shelter and Rebuilding Together, will be on hand to talk to visitors about their programs. Along with the exhibition, the Ohio Craft Museum will present a number of educational programs and projects, including:

Ongoing Service Projects at the Ohio Craft Museum
Visitors will have the opportunity to make fleece blankets and plastic bedrolls for those in need, as well as wooden house ornaments. We are also collecting toiletries and winter outerwear, which will be given to organizations to distribute. These projects are funded in part by a Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Grant.

DIY: Shadowbox Shelter
Thursday, September 13, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Fiber artist Kate Gorman will guide participants in creating a small art quilt with images of home and shelter. Fee: $25. Online pre-registration: www.ohiocraft.org/education.

Hand in Hand Family Workshop
Sunday, October 7, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Building a Community Brick by Brick: A child and a favorite adult will paint a brick with images or words of welcome, usable as outdoor art. Free; pre-registration required: online at www.ohiocraft.org/education or (614) 486-4402.

The Ohio Craft Museum receives ongoing funding from the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Columbus Foundation. The museum is located at 1665 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43212. Hours are Monday–Friday, 10 A.M.–5 P.M.; and Saturday–Sunday, 1–4 P.M. Admission and parking are free. Donations are appreciated. For further information, telephone (614) 486-4402; or see our website at www.ohiocraft.org.

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Date:
September 13, 2018 6:30 pm
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6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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$25
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Ohio Craft Museum
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Ohio Craft Museum
1665 W 5th Ave
Columbus, 43212 United States
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