2013 VCS alumna Luiza Cardenuto just forwarded me a call for artists to participate in Handy Minds, a craft-based show she’s curating at Michael Mut Gallery in New York next month. Here’s the information she sent:
Open Call for Artists
Handy Minds is a cultural extravaganza that will feature fine-art crafts and performances.
We are currently looking for artists who make craft and would like an opportunity to sell their creation, and performers looking to explore new ways to make an impact.
Artists will have the opportunity to show their work in any of the given weeks and performers can chose any of the opening or closing dates to perform.
Week 1D – The Flat Dimension: Photographs, prints, drawings, paintings and books.
Opening reception: Wed. August 7. 6pm – 10pm
Closing party: Sat. August 10. 8pm- 12am
Week 2D – Art as Everyday Wear: T-shirts, jewelry, hats, shoes and accessories.
Opening reception: Wed. August 14. 6pm – 10pm
Closing party: Sat. August 17. 8pm – 12am
Week 3D – The House That Art Built: Ceramic, magnets, furniture, boxes and home décor objects.
Opening reception: Wed. August 21. 6pm – 10pm
Closing party: Sat. August 24. 8pm – 12am
Week 4D – Art for the Soul: Candles, incense, soap, lotion, cosmetics and homemade condiments.
Opening reception: Wed. August 28. 6pm – 10pm
Closing party: Sat. August 31. 8pm – 12am
We are interested in showing those who feel comfortable talking about their craft and would be willing to guide workshops and group discussions throughout the week.
Please contact me for further information: [email protected], 786-473-2704
Here’s the show’s press release, which provides more information about the exhibition and the gallery (you can download a PDF at this link).
Luiza has also curated several other shows at Michael Mut Gallery, including two while she was still in the VCS program. For more about those, check out these posts:
Opening this week: AsymMEtry at Michael Mut Gallery (February 11, 2013)