Exhibition runs from January 15 to March 20, 2009.
(For free parking during reception, park in LONG TERM parking
and bring your ticket into the gallery to be validated.)

Florida Craftsmen, Inc. is the statewide organization that for nearly 60 years has
represented the interests of our state’s skilled craft artists. This exhibition highlights the work of artists who are members of Florida Craftsmen’s Capital Region, which includes Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, Franklin and Wakulla Counties.
Franklin County is represented by three artists:
Beth Appleton, Joyce Estes and Joan Matey

18 artists have hand-crafted pieces of art in media that range from glass to paper, metal and wood to fiber. Their themes are as diverse as their materials. Some of our artists keep to the craft tradition of creating functional objects that people can actually utilize in their daily lives, in addition to appreciating the aesthetic beauty and craftsmanship of the object itself. Our jewelers have mastered the skills to fashion exquisite wearable art that runs the gamut from the traditional to the avant garde. At the other end of the craft spectrum are the artists who have left the realm of functionality to pursue work that is designed to be appreciated solely for its
aesthetic values of form, texture and color and yet, like their functional
colleagues, employ workmanship and techniques of the highest quality.

This exhibition is one of several exhibits curated by the Council on Culture & Arts through the City of Tallahassee’s Art in Public Places program. For further information on this exhibition, upcoming exhibitions, or the Art in Public Places program, contact Clint Riley at (850) 224-2500 or online at www.cocanet.org.