A tour of the NEW Contemporary Craft center with artist Dean Allison
Friday, January 15, 12 noon | Online Event
Limit: 30 guests
Glass artist Dean Allison, the 2018 JRA Chrysallis Awardee, takes us to explore the new Contemporary Craft center in Pittsburg, PA. Contemporary Craft has been presenting work in craft materials by international, national, and regional artists since 1971. This September they opened their stunning new home in a bold new building with three studios and an expansive 2,500 sq ft gallery. Their inagural exhibition is a solo show by the renowed artist known as Swoon, known for her large-scale cut paper and hand printed street installations. Join Dean and the JRA as we explore this new beacon for craft together.
Dean Allison is a studio artist working with portrait sculpture and the figure with glass. In 2018, he relocated his studio to Pittsburgh PA. He received his Master of Art, Visual Arts in glass from The Australian National University in Canberra in 2010 and a B.S. in Studio Arts from Illinois State University in 2001. He has worked at The Northlands Creative Glass Center in Scotland, The Canberra Glass Works in Australia, Chicago Hot Glass, Pilchuck Glass School. He has taught at The Penland School of Crafts, The Pittsburgh Glass Center, The Bullseye Glass Factory in Portland OR and The Glass Furnace in Istanbul Turkey. He is presently represented by Habatat gallery Michigan. http://www.deanallison.net
To learn more about Contemporary Craft, visit: https://contemporarycraft.org