The Art of Collaboration!
The concept of collaboration has been buzzing around in my head increasingly for the past couple of years. I’ve made a few collaborative pieces with friends working in various media and talked to several others about working with them in the near future; it seems like something that is rumbling around in many people’s brains at the moment. Not just limited to crafts or artwork, collaboration is defined as “the action of working with someone to produce or create something” and as such, our next presentation of the Celebrate Wearable Art 4 runway event is a massive work of collaboration. It started with the groundswell of behind-the-scenes work, leading off with the terrific presentation of WOW, The World of Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum earlier this year. In early September the Cape Ann Museum’s panel discussion “Exploring Expressions on the Human Form” was a stimulating lead-in to our fourth Runway Show and Marketplace on October 1st, coming up very soon!! One or two of those aforementioned collaborations may be seen walking the runway….don’t miss them!
On a similar wavelength…
Cape Ann Artisans has our annual Fall Open Studios on the Columbus Day Weekend; another event that would not happen without lots of folks working together. With a new member added and some other members back after a year off, there are so many opportunities to get a glimpse into the working studios of Cape Ann as you enjoy the beautiful landscape! It’s the perfect time to get some holiday shopping done – and treat yourself to a little something special as well. Many of us will be demonstrating our working methods as time allows….we love showing what we do!
Making a glass finial for a ceramic lidded jar
From the “Blue Shelf” in the studio; collaboration with Marty Morgan
Hope to see you at one of my upcoming events!