New Work by Lissa Hunter at CRAFT

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Lissa Hunter’s Porcelain

CRAFT Gallery celebrates fine art and craft in black and white! New work by Lissa Hunter opens the July show at CRAFT on Friday, July 3rd. Her black drawings and markings on white porcelain tumblers and ensembles are a signature of Hunter’s current work. A major article in the April/May issue of American Craft Magazine traces her artistic growth from weaving, basketry, drawing and clay. Her black and white palette was the inspiration for the gallery’s new curated  collection of drawings, textiles, pottery and jewelry. The show runs through Tuesday, Aug. 4.

The gallery also exhibits letter artist Jan Owen’s new book ”Marginalia” which takes inspiration from the mysteries of the universe, its blackness, stars and planets. This unique book of black paper, gold leaf, sumi ink and acrylics contains words of seeking, praise and astonishment by poets, scientists and astronauts all written in Owen’s exquisite calligraphy that is sought after by serious book collectors. Three panels in gold leaf and acrylics on black will also be offered.

Artists Kathleen Florance and Dudley Zopp show free-spirited drawings in ink, pastel and pencil, guiding their chosen medium’s markings with control and purpose. Weaver Sara Hotchkiss’ crisp black, white and red tapestry purposely reveals elements of imperfection in materials and technique, but she has full command of design and process. Textile artist Laura Hunter dyes shawls and scarves in the Japanese itajine shibori technique, creating haphazard beauty with black and white patterns and textures on silk and wool.

CRAFT Gallery is located at 12 Elm Street, Rockland. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, check out www.craftonelm.com