RIT Artists Participate in Panel Discussion at Memorial Art Gallery Nov. 4

Panel discussion kicks off Fine Craft Show & Sale being held Nov. 4 to Nov. 6

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Fine crafts such as this piece from Loraine Cooley will be featured during the Memorial Art Gallery’s Fine Craft Show & Sale being held Nov. 4 through Nov. 6.

The art of collecting crafts will be the topic of a panel discussion led by Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts faculty and the American Craft Council that kicks off Memorial Art Gallery’s Fine Craft Show & Sale.

RIT professors Michael Rogers and Richard Hirsch of the School for American Crafts will join avid craft collectors Jim Hackney of Atlanta and Charlotte Herrera of Rochester, both board members of the American Craft Council, in a panel discussion on collecting from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester. Admission to the panel discussion is $10, $5 for students, and includes one-day admission to the show and sale.

After Friday evening’s panel discussion, there will be a preview party where attendees will have the chance to mingle with the artists and have the first opportunity to purchase fine craft pieces before the show opens to the public. Admission to the preview party is $45 and includes admission to the panel discussion and one-day admission to the show and sale. To make reservations, call 276-8910.

Ceramics, glass, jewelry, furniture, metal, wood, wearable art and more will be available for purchase during the two-day event that will feature 40 master craft artists from 11 states. For the first time, the Fine Craft Show will also showcase work by honors students at RIT’s School for American Crafts.

Work of alumni Loraine Cooley, Soo Young Kim, Scott Sober and Virginia Stevens will also be on exhibit at the show and sale.

The show and sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the gallery. Admission to the show and sale is $10 each day, $5 for students.

The Fine Craft Show & Sale is sponsored by the Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery.