Meta-Formation: Experiments and Rituals is opening at the Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN at 12:00 noon March 14 with a panel discussion preceeding it, that morning at 10:00 am. Panelists include Zach Lihatsh, Tuscon AZ, Monica Coyne, CA, and Daniel Randall, TN. The Craft Center is a vital meeting place for artisans and makers and one of the few institutions offering blacksmithing as a study focus. The saying “by hammer and hand all trades do stand” implies blacksmiths are the tool maker for all other makers chisels for the woodworker, snips for the glass artist and garden tools for the gardner, all made by the smith. These tools in the hands of today’s smiths become works of art in and of themselves. Artists delving deep into community, inclusion, environmental sustainability, and education will ultimately drive changes in the public perception of blacksmithing.
Leaings: a Rachel David & Shawn Hall collaboration will open on November 17, 2017 during Prospect 4 in New Orleans as a satellite exhibition and will run through February 28, 2018 with open hours 10am – 5pm daily Wednesday – Sunday. The gallery location is 916 Julia St in the CBD. Continue reading Leavings: A Rachel David & Shawn Hall collaboration
Sitting Prone (see sculpture Gallery and the featured image gallery) will be travelling to Lafayette! The show will open on November 10th at the Acadiana Center For the Arts in their Vault Gallery. All work shown there will be for sale through the Louisiana Crafts guild and myself. The Show opening coincides with Lafayette’s second Saturday arts opening. Hope to see you there.