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Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Art/craft exhibition opens in Highlands

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“American Craft Today” opened on Sept. 22 and will run through Dec. 29 in the Bunzl Gallery at The Bascom in Highlands.

Fifty-seven craftspeople from across the nation have been chosen to exhibit baskets, ceramics, decorative and wearable fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and woodcraft objects at “American Craft Today”, a prestigious, juried exhibition of fine craft.

Ticket are still available for Celebration!, a weekend event at The Bascom in Highlands on Sept. 28-29. The itinerary will include a patrons-only cocktail reception; artists’ demonstrations, such as woodturning and ceramics making; a panel on “Collecting Craft: A Love Affair”; a silent auction and cocktail buffet. The festivities will culminate in a live auction of select craft by major American artists.

To purchase tickets, call 828.787.2896 or www.TheBascom.org/celebration. The Bascom is open year-round, Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

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