Published: Oct 29, 2009
This symposium will explore how the next generation’s thinking influences craft’s place in the market and culture at one of the nation’s leading schools for craft media.
SAVANNAH, Ga.—The Savannah College of Art and Design and the American Craft Council will host a symposium, “Making Meaning and the Marketplace: Craft and the next generation of thought” at the Coastal Georgia Center Friday, Nov. 6, 2-4 p.m. The symposium will explore how the next generation’s thinking influences craft’s place in the market and culture at one of the nation’s leading schools for craft media. This event is free and open to the public.
Titled, “Means of Production – Collaboration as a Multi-faceted Practice,” the dialogue will include a dynamic exploration of ecology, use of multiple disciplines and technology in craft practice, and the distinctions between manufacturing and the artisan workshop.
The symposia will be moderated by Fabio Fernandez, exhibitions director at the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston. Other featured panelists include: Metalsmith Gabriel Craig, featured in American Craft Magazine for his interactive public performance taking his jewelry-making studio to the streets, Eric Pfeiffer of Pfeiffer Labs, and Olivia Robinson, assistant professor of Fiber/Material Studies and Syracuse University and interdisciplinary installation artist.
Students works will be on display at the opening reception Thursday, Nov. 5, 6-8 p.m. at Pepe Hall. The exhibition which is titled, "Currency of Craft," is open to students in the whole school, not just School of Design. The students are competing to participate in the American Craft Council’s “School to Market” program February 23-28, 2010, in Baltimore, Maryland. This reception is free and open to the public.
The School of Design is hosting the exhibition as part of the Making Meaning and the Marketplace Symposium and faculty from metals and jewelry
will be mentoring the students accepted into the show.
"We are excited to be mentoring this event here at SCAD and look forward to being a part of ACC in Baltimore in February, said Lanelle Keyes, professor of metals and jewelry.
Both reception and symposia are free and open to the public.