What is art to you?
A painting that tells a story? A photograph evoking memories? A sculpture revealing personality and emotion? A poem that at first confounds then confirms? A craft that reflects a bygone era, modernized for today’s palate?
Here in BuckHaven, we are surrounded by talent, with access to galleries, markets and museums. And in this issue, we bring you stories of two institutions that can feed your hunger for beauty and color.
SCAD Art Sales features work from students, faculty and alumni. With more than 45,000 artists and designers, SCAD is an expert in great art. SCAD was founded with a mission to cultivate and celebrate careers in art and design, prioritizing professionalism in the context of creative practice. This approach extends to SCAD Art Sales, the embodiment of SCAD’s worldwide network of emerging artists and industry leaders intent on making the world a more well-designed place.
Also, we bring you a preview to the American Craft Show, returning to the Cobb Galleria Centre on March 13 – 15. The show, in its 31st year, is a three-day celebration of all things fine craft. Attendees can shop crafts from over 230 of the country’s leading artists specializing in contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, home goods and décor. The Atlanta show, presented by the national nonprofit American Craft Council, offers a once-a-year opportunity for collectors, supporters, and enthusiasts of design, craft, and art to discover and shop the best quality crafts in the U.S. Each year, more than 45,000 people flock to cities including Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Paul, and San Francisco to attend these shows.
Enjoy your February and take someone you love to a museum, a show or gallery.
On the cover
Interior With Red Chair, Angela Burson, B.F.A., painting 1991. 20″ x 20″, $1800. SCAD Art Sales.
I recently visited Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. The newest art exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic.