|Pen Drawing by Margaret Braun|
Since 1980, the Alberta Craft Council has organized exhibitions, publications, marketing ventures, education projects and information services for its members and the general public. They support contemporary and heritage crafts as significant art forms that contribute to Alberta's culture and develop an Alberta craft sector of creative, skilled, viable, and sustainable craftspeople, studios, businesses and networks.
The Alberta Craft Council has taken fine craft into an entirely different direction other than living room decoration whether in clay, wood, glass, fibre and/or metal. Craft makers now are as likely to come from fine art schools like ACAD and Emily Carr as the hobbyist tradition. The newer, emerging artists are pushing the boundaries in different directions. The quality of work is really amazing and just keeps growing.
What do creatives have in common? The love of material and process, experimentation, ideas, cultural expressions, and personally made objects.
Thanks, again, Alberta Craft Council for your recognition of my blog!