Craftsmen Court

MCA plays judge and jury for Arizona crafters

Crafting gets a bad rap. While someone labeled as craftsperson might make gorgeous wood cabinets or exotic metal jewelry, people hear the word "craft" and immediately jump to conclusions involving doilies, glue guns, and popsicle sticks -- you know, shit you made in third grade summer camp.

Phoenix's leading craft guild will prove those crude assumptions wrong at the “Arizona Designer Craftsmen 50th Anniversary Juried Exhibition.” The exhibit, judged by curator Patty Haberman, features contemporary works by fifty artists, including sculptural metal art by Tucson’s Danielle Embry; funky jewelry by Rameen Ahmed; and a shiny, twisted wood sculpture by Kerry Vesper of Mesa. The artists judged “Best in Show” take home bragging rights and cash prizes.

Snacks will be served at the opening reception, and you can always pop off to the cash bar for a stiff drink should you see one too many crocheted towels or doily dolls.

Fri., June 11, 7-10 p.m., 2010
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