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Postponed: Tool Stories: Lissa Hunter and Jo Stealey

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
6640 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
March 06, 2020 to April 19, 2020

From Craft Alliance: As issues surrounding COVID-19 develop, we are continuing to update our policies to better protect every member of our community.

At this time we are announcing that Craft Alliance studios, retail shop and gallery will be closed, effective immediately, and continuing through Monday, March 30th. We plan to reopen on Tuesday, March 31st. We will continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 and may make other decisions as necessary.

We appreciate your understanding as we adapt to these challenging times, and will strive to communicate the status of our programs and facilities over the coming days.

For more information, including the full announcement regarding this decision, please visit us on our website: https://craftalliance.org/about/news/important-announcement-regarding-cr...

Tools are storytellers. An old tool is full of tales that reveal  the task it performed, the culture it is from, and who might have used it. For instance, the wear of a shovel or a washboard reflects the history and memory of its years of use. Tools also define the role that technological advances have played in our individual lives and collective cultures. Artists Hunter and Stealey are interested in exploring their cultural past, and have turned to well-designed functional objects as both source and inspiration. Through simple tools—spoons, brooms, brushes, and oil cans—they consider the histories of objects, their relationships to them, and their inspiration relating to the current world. For these artists, everyday objects make connections to how we exist in today’s society. Tools are about human experiences and memories.

Lissa Hunter is a studio artist working in textiles, basketry, clay, and drawing. She is a teacher, writer, and curator, living in Portland, Maine. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum of Art + Design in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, among others. She is a Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellow, a Maine Crafts Association Master Craft Artist, and a Life Trustee of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

Jo Stealey is a nationally celebrated artist, author, curator, professor emerita, and founding director of the School of Visual Studies at the University of Missouri. Her work is inspired by the natural world, where she harvests many of the materials she uses. Focused on sculptural vessels using basketry techniques and handmade paper, she explores the celebration of personal experiences relating to mundane aspects of life. Her work is found in private and public collections such as the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Kahn collection. Recent exhibitions include: Domestic Matters (2019) at the Peters Valley Center for Craft; A Forest of Signs (2019) at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, Illinois; and Fiber Focus at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. She co-curated and edited the traveling exhibition and scholarly catalogue for Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America.

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  • 2020-03-06 00:00:00 2020-04-19 00:00:00 America/Chicago Postponed: Tool Stories: Lissa Hunter and Jo Stealey

    From Craft Alliance: As issues surrounding COVID-19 develop, we are continuing to update our policies to better protect every member of our community.

    At this time we are announcing that Craft Alliance studios, retail shop and gallery will be closed, effective immediately, and continuing through Monday, March 30th. We plan to reopen on Tuesday, March 31st. We will continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 and may make other decisions as necessary.

    We appreciate your understanding as we adapt to these challenging times, and will strive to communicate the status of our programs and facilities over the coming days.

    For more information, including the full announcement regarding this decision, please visit us on our website: https://craftalliance.org/about/news/important-announcement-regarding-cr...

    Tools are storytellers. An old tool is full of tales that reveal  the task it performed, the culture it is from, and who might have used it. For instance, the wear of a shovel or a washboard reflects the history and memory of its years of use. Tools also define the role that technological advances have played in our individual lives and collective cultures. Artists Hunter and Stealey are interested in exploring their cultural past, and have turned to well-designed functional objects as both source and inspiration. Through simple tools—spoons, brooms, brushes, and oil cans—they consider the histories of objects, their relationships to them, and their inspiration relating to the current world. For these artists, everyday objects make connections to how we exist in today’s society. Tools are about human experiences and memories.

    Lissa Hunter is a studio artist working in textiles, basketry, clay, and drawing. She is a teacher, writer, and curator, living in Portland, Maine. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum of Art + Design in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, among others. She is a Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellow, a Maine Crafts Association Master Craft Artist, and a Life Trustee of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

    Jo Stealey is a nationally celebrated artist, author, curator, professor emerita, and founding director of the School of Visual Studies at the University of Missouri. Her work is inspired by the natural world, where she harvests many of the materials she uses. Focused on sculptural vessels using basketry techniques and handmade paper, she explores the celebration of personal experiences relating to mundane aspects of life. Her work is found in private and public collections such as the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Kahn collection. Recent exhibitions include: Domestic Matters (2019) at the Peters Valley Center for Craft; A Forest of Signs (2019) at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, Illinois; and Fiber Focus at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. She co-curated and edited the traveling exhibition and scholarly catalogue for Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America.

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    6640 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis MO 63130
6640 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63130

(314) 534-7528

Postponed: Tool Stories: Lissa Hunter and Jo Stealey

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
6640 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
March 06, 2020 to April 19, 2020

From Craft Alliance: As issues surrounding COVID-19 develop, we are continuing to update our policies to better protect every member of our community.

At this time we are announcing that Craft Alliance studios, retail shop and gallery will be closed, effective immediately, and continuing through Monday, March 30th. We plan to reopen on Tuesday, March 31st. We will continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 and may make other decisions as necessary.

We appreciate your understanding as we adapt to these challenging times, and will strive to communicate the status of our programs and facilities over the coming days.

For more information, including the full announcement regarding this decision, please visit us on our website: https://craftalliance.org/about/news/important-announcement-regarding-cr...

Tools are storytellers. An old tool is full of tales that reveal  the task it performed, the culture it is from, and who might have used it. For instance, the wear of a shovel or a washboard reflects the history and memory of its years of use. Tools also define the role that technological advances have played in our individual lives and collective cultures. Artists Hunter and Stealey are interested in exploring their cultural past, and have turned to well-designed functional objects as both source and inspiration. Through simple tools—spoons, brooms, brushes, and oil cans—they consider the histories of objects, their relationships to them, and their inspiration relating to the current world. For these artists, everyday objects make connections to how we exist in today’s society. Tools are about human experiences and memories.

Lissa Hunter is a studio artist working in textiles, basketry, clay, and drawing. She is a teacher, writer, and curator, living in Portland, Maine. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum of Art + Design in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, among others. She is a Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellow, a Maine Crafts Association Master Craft Artist, and a Life Trustee of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

Jo Stealey is a nationally celebrated artist, author, curator, professor emerita, and founding director of the School of Visual Studies at the University of Missouri. Her work is inspired by the natural world, where she harvests many of the materials she uses. Focused on sculptural vessels using basketry techniques and handmade paper, she explores the celebration of personal experiences relating to mundane aspects of life. Her work is found in private and public collections such as the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Kahn collection. Recent exhibitions include: Domestic Matters (2019) at the Peters Valley Center for Craft; A Forest of Signs (2019) at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, Illinois; and Fiber Focus at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. She co-curated and edited the traveling exhibition and scholarly catalogue for Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America.

FREE

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  • 2020-03-06 00:00:00 2020-04-19 00:00:00 America/Chicago Postponed: Tool Stories: Lissa Hunter and Jo Stealey

    From Craft Alliance: As issues surrounding COVID-19 develop, we are continuing to update our policies to better protect every member of our community.

    At this time we are announcing that Craft Alliance studios, retail shop and gallery will be closed, effective immediately, and continuing through Monday, March 30th. We plan to reopen on Tuesday, March 31st. We will continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 and may make other decisions as necessary.

    We appreciate your understanding as we adapt to these challenging times, and will strive to communicate the status of our programs and facilities over the coming days.

    For more information, including the full announcement regarding this decision, please visit us on our website: https://craftalliance.org/about/news/important-announcement-regarding-cr...

    Tools are storytellers. An old tool is full of tales that reveal  the task it performed, the culture it is from, and who might have used it. For instance, the wear of a shovel or a washboard reflects the history and memory of its years of use. Tools also define the role that technological advances have played in our individual lives and collective cultures. Artists Hunter and Stealey are interested in exploring their cultural past, and have turned to well-designed functional objects as both source and inspiration. Through simple tools—spoons, brooms, brushes, and oil cans—they consider the histories of objects, their relationships to them, and their inspiration relating to the current world. For these artists, everyday objects make connections to how we exist in today’s society. Tools are about human experiences and memories.

    Lissa Hunter is a studio artist working in textiles, basketry, clay, and drawing. She is a teacher, writer, and curator, living in Portland, Maine. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum of Art + Design in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, among others. She is a Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellow, a Maine Crafts Association Master Craft Artist, and a Life Trustee of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

    Jo Stealey is a nationally celebrated artist, author, curator, professor emerita, and founding director of the School of Visual Studies at the University of Missouri. Her work is inspired by the natural world, where she harvests many of the materials she uses. Focused on sculptural vessels using basketry techniques and handmade paper, she explores the celebration of personal experiences relating to mundane aspects of life. Her work is found in private and public collections such as the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Kahn collection. Recent exhibitions include: Domestic Matters (2019) at the Peters Valley Center for Craft; A Forest of Signs (2019) at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, Illinois; and Fiber Focus at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. She co-curated and edited the traveling exhibition and scholarly catalogue for Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America.

    FREE

    6640 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis MO 63130
6640 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63130

(314) 534-7528