Sunday, September 18, 2011

Taiwan Craft Exhibition

This is one of the posters that will hang outside the USA Pavilion during the Taipei World Design Expo 2011 International Design Exhibition from September 30 till October 30, 2011. Fifteen artists from the USA will be represent the various carft media. 2011 marks the centennial of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the government designated 2011 as 'Taiwan Design Year'. Komelia Okim curated and organized the USA Pavilion. The other craftsmen and artists invited are: Andrea Uravitch, Kevin A. Hluch, John Littleton and Kate Vogel, Laura Peery, Joyce J. Scott, James Malenda, Namu Cho, Jinja Kim, Marilyn da Silva, Jack da Silva, Robert Ebendorf, Helen Shirk, and PauletteMeyers. The 15 artists were chosen for this "Crossover: Symbiosis of Craft and Design" theme for their unique individual characteristics and professional qualities. They pursue their careers in different places: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The other countries participating include Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, and Thailand.
The above information was given to us at the press conference last Friday. We were also given gifts of porcelein bottles from Taiwan. The piece above in the poster, Not Always Green, is one of the artworks I will have at the exhibition. The second one  viewed will also be there.....Variations on 'T', as will this third hanging, The View From Ginny's Barn.

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