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Cecilia Schiller at exhibition opening

Conversations on Craft - As Part of Great Makers Exchange

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:30am to 5:00pm

Conversations on Craft

Hear what a knowledgable group of makers and cultural influencers have to say as a special part of the Great Makers Exchange event, featuring conversations which will take in the historic Turnblad Mansion and contemporary Nelson Cultural Center. Included as part of the event/museum admission.

11:30 a.m. - Craft and Design In The Turnblad Mansion: Today and Tomorrow / Then and Now. Experience the historic Turnblad Mansion like never before.  Join Mats Widbom, the newly appointed director of Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) and Scott Pollock, ASI’s Director of Exhibitions, Collections and Programs, as they lead the group through the Mansion, sharing both historical examples of where craft and design merge and contemporary examples of where craft and design are going.

2:30 p.m. - Color and Pattern. Immerse yourself in a colorful conversation about how our surroundings, history, and others can inspire art, design, and form together with Gudrun Ambassador and award-winning artist Alison Aune.

3:30 p.m. - The Stories They Told. Meet Harley Refsal, an internationally recognized figure carver, specializing in flat-plane wood carving as he explores narratives of the craft in The Stories They Told.

4:30 p.m. - Whimsy + Wonder. Hear and see how Cecilia Schiller, an accomplished and award-winning woodcarver, incorporates hand-carved figures and decorative elements into her interactive automata sculptures.

Included in cost of Museum Admission


For information, call 612-871-4907

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