NCCA-Artsplace Exhibit: 21st Century Arts & Crafts Movement

21st Century Arts & Crafts Movement
July 11 through August 7, 2018
Public Reception/Demonstrations
August 4, 10:00 a.m.-Noon
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main St., Fremont, 231-924-4022.

The 1880-1920 Arts and Crafts Movement was a critique of industrial society, the modern factory, the use of machinery and the loss of traditional craft methods. The Arts and Crafts forefathers thought that a healthy and moral society required independent workers who designed the things they made.

Today in addition to the result of the industrial revolution, we have the technological revolution. Objects are made on assembly lines, of which the worker is one more step removed from the process by automated assembly, and computerized manipulation, like that of the 3D printer. The loss of traditional craft methods is concerning.

This exhibit is curated to bring to the forefront traditional art forms, hand made craftsmanship, and hopefully to pass on those traditions to the next generation. Learn about fine blacksmithing, woodworking, fiber arts, book binding, print making and other hand made fine arts.

Contact isenhartl@live.com if you are interested in participating.

 

Featured image detail by Manuel Vermeire.

NCCA-Artsplace Exhibit: Michigan Artist Blacksmith Association

Exhibit: Michigan Artist Blacksmith Association –┬áMarch 30 – May 2

Jansma Gallery at
NCCA-Artsplace,
13 E. Main St., Fremont,
231-924-4022.

Blacksmithing has been a profession since man discovered iron and needed people to manipulate it into useful items for the times such as weapons, household goods, tools and decorations. The Industrial Revolution (the age of machines) saw an end of the era when every community had a blacksmith. Renewed interest in lost arts and a desire for more one-of-a-kind, handmade items has caused a resurgence in the art of blacksmithing.

Tim Carr along with other members of the Michigan Artist Blacksmith Association will be featured in this exhibition of the finished wrought iron artwork, tools and process of the art of blacksmithing.

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