• Contact: Hassan Najjar                                                                          

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  • Date: 5/31/2016                          


Golden, CO. – The Foothills Art Center is pleased to present a group exhibition of Fine Craft featuring outstanding American artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metals, and wood. The “Fine Craft Invitational” will run from June 24 – September 4, 2016 with a member preview Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

In recent years many craft artists have begun using traditional craft techniques to create concept based sculptural forms rather than functional objects.  This exhibition seeks to showcase some of the finest examples of this exciting change in the Fine Craft movement.  Six Artists will be featured in the show: Cleveland glass artist Brent Kee Young, San Francisco clay artist Bean Finneran, Washington State wood turner Ron Gerton, basketry artist Carol Eckert, Denver metalsmith-sculptor Ira Sherman, and Fort Collins textile artist Jan R. Carson.  Each artist will be exhibiting major bodies of their work.

The “Fine Craft Invitational” will run through September 4, 2016. Several of the artists will be present at the member preview Thursday, June 23 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. including an artistic process discussion and Q&A with exhibiting artist Ron Gerton from 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Located in historic downtown Golden, Foothills Art Center leads and inspires the community through art, education, and cultural excellence with engaging exhibitions and dynamic arts programming for learners of all ages.

Foothills Art Center was founded in 1968 and is an official member of the United States National Registry of Historic Buildings. The center is housed in an 1872 Gothic style church, an 1892 Queen Anne style manse and a Victorian-era mansion built in 1899 – all surrounded by a sculpture garden at 809 15th Street  in downtown Golden, Colorado.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays – Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m., closed on Mondays. To learn more visit, or call us at 303-279-3922.

Anna Schoen