CRAFT Gallery exhibits drawings and pottery by Lissa Hunter and letter arts by Jan Owen

Hunter---Vine-Vase-[print]“Vine Vase” by Lissa Hunter

CRAFT Gallery in Rockland opens its July exhibition on Friday July 4, with drawings and pottery by Lissa Hunter and letter arts by Jan Owen. They share a depth of thought, quality and skill of craftsmanship to create objects of beauty and sensitivity. Both are established artists, teachers and writers. They have each taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and are from Maine, Hunter from Portland and Owen from Belfast. Jan Owen is inspired by Medieval and Asian arts and calligraphy, music and literature. She creates books, hanging panels and scrolls made of handmade and pastepaper or hollytex. Lissa Hunter has gained recognition as a contemporary basketmaker with a background in painting and textiles. Some clay pieces are utilitarian and stand on their own, while others are incorporated into a collection of pieces with visual context that recall Hunter’s basketry. Her work is in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston as well as other museums and private collections. For more information visit craftonelm.com or call 207-594-0167.