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Craft in America

CALIFORNIA HANDMADE: STATE OF THE ARTS

California Handmade: State of the Arts is an exhibition of innovative sculpture, furniture, textiles, jewelry and decorative arts by more than 80 visionary California artists and highlights the forward-thinking spirit of the state as embodied in recent works of art made with virtuosity, profundity and gumption. These objects are the outcome of dexterous manipulation and contemplative application of materials in the service of storytelling and forming more meaningful ways of living. Ranging from the functional to the purely sculptural, this collection of more than eighty objects is filled with insights into how we live today. While California craft defies categorization, these works assert that experimentation, imagination and diversity of thought are thriving. Photos by Madison Metro.

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