What do Katherine Corigliano, Kanika Khurana, and Betty Anne Medeiros have in common? They are all faculty from Danbury at the Brookfield Craft Center (BCC) in Brookfield, CT, and they all have work featured in this year's faculty show, "A Tradition of Excellence".
This annual exhibit which runs through September 9, 2018, in BCC's Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, showcases the fantastic work of many talented instructors. Brookfield Craft Center's faculty is composed of teaching artists from across Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Each piece represents technique and creativity honed by many hours of work and practice in the artisan’s specific field of fine craft. Viewers of the show will have the opportunity to connect with both form and function as they peruse the show filled with metal egg spoons by Chris Doherty, handwoven fiber pieces by Barbara Drillick, sterling silver jewelry by Rosemary Erb-Fawcett, and glassware by Ellen Morrell all from Brookfield. Block prints by Bethel’s Karin Mansberg are also part of this group exhibit. Elisabeth J. Levy of Bethel and Colin Harrison of Brookfield present nature-inspired fine art photography.
Viewers of the exhibition will be able to snap up innovative items crafted by 29 artists in wood, metal, jewelry, glass, ceramics and fiber and more. From our founding to the present, BCC has been fortunate to engage highly professional artists and exceptional craft workers as faculty members. They demonstrate skill, creativity and a passion for passing the torch to the next generation of artists. Brookfield Craft Center is proud to present work from all seven of its teaching studios in what is indeed a “Tradition of Excellence”.
About the Brookfield Craft Center - The Brookfield Craft Center (BCC) was founded in 1952 and is recognized as one of the core fine craft schools in America. The center, incorporated in 1954 is a 501(c)(3) organization, offering classes and workshops in glass arts, woodturning, ceramics, jewelry, blacksmithing, fiber arts and other creative endeavors for children and adults taught by professional faculty. The summer “Hands on Art” program provides age-appropriate programs for all children during summer months. The historic Mill Building (ca 1780) Gift Shop and Exhibition Gallery is a beautiful venue for displaying fine craft. All works are carefully juried and are representative of the type of skills individuals can learn in our classes. As a force for arts advocacy and community building, Brookfield Craft Center strives to teach and preserve the skills of fine craftsmanship and to enable creativity and personal growth through craft education.