Wednesday, June 12, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: From Our Studios: An Exhibition of Student Work at the Worcester Center for Crafts

Worcester MA - The Worcester Center for Crafts opens an exhibit in its Krikorian Gallery on June 13, 2019 that will explore the creativity of its students. Entitled "From Our Studios," the show is on view from June 13 - July 6 and includes work by 40 students who have taken classes in the ceramics, glass, metals and photography studios at the Center. An opening reception will be held on June 13, 5:30 - 7:30pm at 25 Sagamore Rd, Worcester.

Student Show 2019

A stunning variety of works will be exhibited by the following artists: Kathryn Aroian (Charlton MA), Paula Artal-Isbrand (Worcester MA), Lindsey Aubuchon (Westminster MA), Jennie Berthiaume (Worcester MA), Kirk Boattenhamer (Worcester MA), Catherine Burchat (Shrewsbury MA), Lillian Burkart (Harvard MA), Bettie Carlson (N. Oxford MA), Sande Cohen (Worcester MA),David R. Comeau (Sterling MA), Len Conte (Northborough MA), Cary Dyer (Bolton MA), Patricia M. Flannery (Worcester MA), David Gates (Worcester MA),Sydney Goddard-Herholz (Marlborough MA), Judy Goodstein (Shrewsbury MA), Lisa Hall (Framingham MA), Anelise Horah (Northborough MA), Frank Kartheiser (Worcester MA), Lisa Kilgo (Lancaster MA), David Kobes (Chestnut Hill MA), Susan Kraft (Westborough MA), Annie Lamontagne (Holliston MA), Holly Lauer (Bolton MA), Jessica Lister (Monson MA), Heather March (Princeton MA), Lindsey Parker (Worcester MA), Alexea Portner (Northborough MA), Claudia Sarver (Shrewsbury MA), Kym Shortill (Northborough MA), Arlene Sjosten (Worcester MA), Phyllis Spatrick (Worcester MA), Susan Elizabeth Sweeney (Worcester MA), Amy Tims (Worcester MA), Sandy Tosi (Windham CT), Jill Watts (Worcester MA), Linda Williams (Marlborough MA), Erica Willis (Holden MA), Kari Winfield (Gardner MA), Rebecca Zablocki (Vernon CT)

The list of materials that works are made from are as varied as the artists in the show which includes functional objects, sculptures, photographs and mixed media works. Some pieces are for sale.

The Krikorian Gallery at the Worcester Center for Crafts is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.

About the Worcester Center for Crafts

The Worcester Center for Crafts (WCC) is one of the oldest non-profit institutions for craft study in the United States. Founded in 1856 as the Worcester Employment Society to help immigrant women produce and sell handcrafted wares to support their families, the Center evolved into New England’s leading center for craft education, exhibition, and entrepreneurship. In 2004, the organization expanded and opened the New Street Glass Studio- an off campus, 8000 square foot state-of-the –art multi-studio glass facility. The WCC offers the only comprehensive glass studio program in New England available to the public. Through an affiliation begun in 2009, the WCC is home to the Worcester State University’s visual arts studios.

The Craft Center’s mission: The Craft Center's mission is "to inspire and build a creative community" by providing high-quality craft education and training, by supporting craft artists in their professions, and through advocacy and public education initiatives including adult education classes and workshops, exhibitions showcasing the work of established and emerging artists, artist residencies, lectures, family events, studio rentals, Gallery Store, its Youth Craft + Creativity program and major events. The WCC is a member of the Worcester Cultural Coalition and receives funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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