Indiana exhibit spotlights state guild

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For those about to rock, the Andersen Museum of Art hosts an exhibit by the Furniture Guild of Indiana Artists.

For those about to rock, the Andersen Museum of Art hosts an exhibit by the Furniture Guild of Indiana Artists.

Select work by members of the Furniture Guild of Indiana Artisans is on display at the Anderson Museum of Art in Anderson, Ind. The exhibit opened Apr. 22 and will run through June 10.

Participating members include George Abiad of Anderson, Greg Adams of Lapel, Darin Caldwell of Rome, Peter Falk of Cutler, Andy Cole of Russiaville and Kent Susott of Indianapolis.

The guild formed in 2014 to represent the history of and current work in furniture making throughout the state. There are currently 13 members.

Earlier this year, guild members launched a three-city tour, starting at the Arts Depot in Union City in February. The next stop is the Garrett Museum of Art in February 2019.

For more, visit www.andersonart.org.

 More views of the Anderson Museum exhibit featuring Hoosier furniture makers recognized by the state as Indiana Artisans.

 More views of the Anderson Museum exhibit featuring Hoosier furniture makers recognized by the state as Indiana Artisans.

Smithsonian Craft Show

The 2018 Smithsonian Craft Show took place Apr. 26-29 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. It featured 120 American artists working with wood, ceramics, fiber, glass, leather, metal, paper and other media.

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For the first time, the show highlighted Asian cultural influence on American crafts. “The show seeks to engage the public through educational and artistic components that complement the theme “Asian Influence/American Design.” Many of today’s top U.S. artists creating cutting-edge art are reconnecting American modernism to its roots in Asian culture,” the show said in a statement.

Participating furniture makers and wood artisans included Michael Bauermeister, Eben Blaney, John Cameron, Timothy Coleman, Mark Diebolt, Paula Garbarino, Todd Leback, Robert Patterson, Peter Petrochko, Janet and Jay O’Rourke, and Ben Strear.

For more, visit www.smithsoniancraftshow.org

This article originally appeared in the June 2018 issue.

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