HANDMADE IN THE 20TH CENTURY:
AN ODE TO NATURE & PLACE
Exhibition dates: August 19 - October 9, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 20, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm, or by appointment on Tuesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Opening August 19 ("meet the lenders" discussion and opening reception on August 20), Byrdcliffe’s Legacy: Handmade in the 20th Century (an ode to nature and place) takes the nature-inspired work done at the early Byrdcliffe Art Colony and relates its influence to the twentieth century. Byrdcliffe was founded in 1902 by Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead, Jane Byrd McCall Whitehead, Bolton Brown, and Hervey White. Its original mission was to produce beautiful handmade objects using time-honored techniques, with facilities including studios for painting, printmaking, weaving, ceramics, metalwork, and woodworking. Artworks created at the colony during its first decade are held in museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Byrdcliffe remains today an active artists’ colony, with residents in all disciplines living and working in its Artists in Residence program.
The Kleinert/James Center for the Arts is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm. The exhibition is on view through Sunday, October 9.