Contemporary Craft
February 17
2 – 5 p.m.

If you have not visited the latest exhibition at Contemporary Craft, this Saturday is your perfect opportunity to do so.

Explore the work — and meet three of the featured artists — during an afternoon of free activities celebrating the closing of “Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home.”

The event kicks off with an informal talk featuring artists Seth Clark, Chris Ivey and ROY, who will share thoughts about their work and the issues explored in the group exhibit.

At 3 p.m., Pittsburgh-based dance artists Kaitlin Flynn Goodwin and Emily V. Koch will present “Rendering Home,” which examines personal experiences with displacement and concepts of hope and restoration.

Afterward, City of Asylum writer-in-residence Osama Alomar — one of the most celebrated Arabic poets writing today — will present a poetry reading.

The latest exhibit in its series of socially engaged art initiatives, “Shelter” invites the public to confront pressing issues such as housing insecurity and human displacement, while using visually compelling artwork to inspire conversations and solutions.

Featuring 40 pieces by 14 artists, “Shelter” features traditional and innovative craft media — such as glass, wood, fiber and clay — along with mixed-media work incorporating found objects, assemblage, video and film.

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Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...