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Bead International 2008 & Beyond Basketryby Andrea R. Lewis
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This unique book combines two catalogs in one. Bead International 2008 and Beyond Basketry represents the best of two juried exhibitions held at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio.
Beads have long been worn as jewelry, but in Bead International 2008 contemporary bead artists are shaking things up. From fine jewelry to loom weaving to sculpture, the sixty-eight pieces by fifty-one artists in this collection represent some of the most innovative and well-executed art in the modern beading world. Considering any pierced object to be a bead, pieces range in style from the traditional to the whimsical as they incorporate a variety of colors and materials. This vibrant collection will spark the readerandrsquo;s creativity and broaden his or her perspective.
When the age-old art form of basketry is combined with contemporary visions and techniques, the result is the striking Beyond Basketry, a collection of sixty-five artworks created by forty-two artists from across the United States. The artworks represented in these beautiful color photographs will challenge the readerandrsquo;s ideas of what constitutes a basket. All artworks are vessels made of woven materials, but the pieces explore a variety of sizes, colors, shapes, and techniques
Book News Annotation:
Ohio U. Press combines two catalogues in one book, representing two juried exhibitions held at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, from May 23 to September 1, 2008. The Bead International 2008 features 68 works created by 52 artists, using a variety of items, from barrettes to bullets, from the edible to the industrial, from the tiniest beads to large handmade glass beads, to create works demonstrating the variety of techniques in contemporary beadwork. The Beyond Basketry exhibit showcases 67 works by 42 artists, working in a variety of styles, colors, and shapes, building on traditional forms and infusing them with modern visions and techniques. The majority of the works are accompanied by the artists' statements. Both catalogues are edited by Dairy Barn Arts Center executive director, Andrea R. Lewis, and illustrated with full-color photographs. No subject index. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Andrea R. Lewis is the executive director of the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio.
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