Charleston Crafts Cooperative plan art show
On Friday, March 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., Charleston Crafts Cooperative will present the opening of a special show entitled “Wabi Sabi - Imperfectly Perfect, Asian Spice in American Art” at their gallery located at 161 Church Street in downtown Charleston. The show will continue through April 30.
This 23-year-old gallery is owned and operated by its exhibiting craft artists, all of whom are from South Carolina. As such, it is the only exclusively local craft gallery in Charleston. In the “Wabi Sabi” show, members of the cooperative will explore Asian design and techniques in a variety of fine craft mediums. As a special feature on opening night, Regina Semko will demonstrate the Origami and Kirigami techniques she uses to make decorative sculptural works from Japanese Chiyogami and rice papers.
Five potters will be creating special works for this exhibit. Also included in the exhibit you will find fused glass Sushi trays made by Keller Lee; Japanese Shibori silk scarves by Suzanne Bates, created with an ancient resist-dying process; LuAnn Rosenzweig’s award-winning, one of a kind, handmade Japanese fabric jackets; precious metal, fine silver, clay jewelry with an Asian flair by Rachelle Brundage; and Dorinda Harmon’s hand-woven baskets that incorporate decorative elements found in the natural world. Felicia Hebert’s will have For additional information, call the Gallery at 843-723-2938.