Inaugural CCBC Citizen of Craft Award
People who physically make objects understand that the making is only one aspect of creating culture: we need admirers and friends who are knowledgeable and thoughtful in their reception of our work, and who champion its grand diversity. This award is specifically for someone who is not a craftsperson, but without whom the craft community would be sorely diminished.
The Craft Council of British Columbia has chosen Sheryl MacKay, CBC host of North by Northwest Program, to receive our first Honorary Citizen of Craft Award for her enthusiastic, long-term support for the craftspeople of this province. By celebrating their work, Sheryl invites a broader audience to understand the skill, intelligence and heart of our community – much broader than we could ever cultivate ourselves. The Craft Council of British Columbia is devoted to gaining recognition for this vibrant territory within the arts sector and we are deeply grateful for Sheryl’s ongoing appreciation.
We will be presenting Sheryl’s award on 7pm May 9th prior to our final 2016 Art of Craft lecture, Vancouver Public Library, Peter Kaye Room, 350 West Georgia, Vancouver.
Click here for more information on the Citizens of Craft movement.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 ― Thursday, June 23, 2016
This mixed media – glass, ceramic and fibre – installation explores our deeply ingrained human connection to nature as we move toward an increasingly urban population. Currently, people with a narrow focus on economic concerns and little regard for nature are causing the biggest environmental changes. Using familiar but strange imagery that is recognizable as […]
Thursday, June 30, 2016 ― Thursday, August 11, 2016
Embedded in the material of the earth, are traces of the past. The conceptual basis for Origin is the relationships between species evolution & adaptation, phrenology & morphology, biological structures & the built environment, and the residue left of the past, (including the historical record) to give a creative re-imagining of the rise of humanity. T This exhibition serves […]