Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library: In Praise of Crafts - 1979/1981/1983/1985/1988 - A Retrospective 39 years in the making!, November 2 - December 20, Opening Reception November 2

November 2 - December 20, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 7 - 9 PM

In 1979, the Crafts Guild of Manitoba held their first "In Praise of Crafts" juried exhibit to belatedly celebrate their 50th Anniversary. The fifth and last "In Praise of Crafts" exhibit was held in 1988, to celebrate their 60th "Diamond Jubilee" Anniversary. Over the course of these five shows, almost 700 works were exhibited, representing hundreds of artists. It was ground breaking at the time as a juried venue for artists practicing in craft media to showcase their work in Manitoba. It raised the profile and credibility of craft to a new level.

Featured Artists:

• Lee Anderson

• Anne Ayre

• Karen Dahl

• James Doran

• Kathryne Koop

• Grace Nickel

• Duane Perkins

• David Rice

• Elaine Rounds

• David Square

• Gerdine Strong

• Marilyn Stothers

• Ione Thorkelsson

• Shirley Tyderkie

• Jordan Van Sewell

C2 Centre for Craft: 1-329 Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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