Ohio Designer Craftsmen | The Best of 2020-2021 Elizabeth T. Black Gallery

Opening Reception: Aug 29, 2021
August 15 – October 10, 2021


Featuring over 70 Artists, the works in this exhibition incorporate the hand, the machine and the digital processes that nourish each other. They offer new tools, materials and means for creating not only contemporary narratives but also innovation. Craft is more than making beautiful things, although we need beauty and poetry in our daily lives. Contemporary craft is also a disruptor, a form of social activism and visual expression. As the artists in the “Best of 2020-2021” exhibition illustrate, today’s designer-craftsmen seek to communicate complex and nuanced lessons, and educate through meaning and making in their works. – Susan Ewing, Guest Juror, The Maxine & Stuart Frankel Director, Cranbrook Academy of Art