Thinking Through Making: Faculty and Alumni Work From the CCA Furniture Design Program

Presented by the CCA Design Division
June 7–29
Ways of Breathing, Michele Marti, 2017, Video Still
CCA Hubbell St Galleries | 161 Hubbell St
Free and open to the public
Opening Reception: Thurs., June 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Special Event: Sat., June 16, 12:00-7:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Wed.-Sat., 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
CCA was founded in 1907 by Frederick Meyer, a cabinetmaker from Germany, with the goal of providing an education for artists and designers that would integrate both theory and practice. This goal is still vital today as CCA marks it’s century long commitment to theory and practice in art and design. Thinking Through Making: Faculty and  Alumni Work from the CCA Furniture Design Program highlights the outstanding talent of the CCA Furniture Department, which has nurtured in the realm of furniture design for the past 40 years: from purely functional production furniture to conceptual craft objects. These works are all firmly rooted in craft and the making process but then navigate to wide-ranging explorations of concept, innovative production and sustainable practice.
 
The practical and theoretical problems makers face today resonate with the those faced by CCA’s founders who were steeped in the philosophy of the Arts and Craft Movement. How does technology, the economy and the creativity of the individual artist/designer or larger entrepreneurial enterprises, mix together to create new culture and new tools for enriching our lives? Thinking Through Making is an outstanding opportunity to see cutting edge work arising from a rich tradition created by makers from CCA's Furniture Design Program.
 
In addition to this presentation, on Saturday, June 16th a satellite exhibition featuring tours and demonstrations will take place on the main campus at 1111 Eighth Street.
 
Participating artists: Rafi Adji, Asa Hillis, Michele Marti, Liz Dunning, Matt Hebert, Helen VanLeuven, Ben Coney, Ben Saperstein, Christine O'Shaughnessy, Kevin Clarke, Michael Mellon, Nathanial Hall, Emma Hinz, Donald Fortescue, Chris Loomis, Yvonne Mouser, Russell Baldon, Lawrence Labianca, Adrien Segal, Hatch Workshops, Rowan Di Loia, & Malachai Trent
 
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Image credit: Ways of Breathing, Michele Marti, 2017, Video Still, Image courtesy of the artist