About The Gallery of Fine Craft
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In 2020, WheatonArts celebrated its 50th anniversary as one of the most unusual and creative landmarks in the Northeast! Meanwhile, The Gallery of Fine Craft at WheatonArts enjoys boasting over 25 years as an integral part of this vital arts institution. We hope both the collectors and the artists we represent will celebrate this significant milestone.
The Creative Glass Fellowship brings both national and international artists to WheatonArts yearly. The visiting artists create, experiment, and their art evolves within our glass studio facility and in their private studio space. We have the unique opportunity to connect with them during their time on campus. Furthermore, we represent their works past their Wheaton experience and as they continue to recreate processes and explore subject matters.
Through the gallery’s extensive connections, additional established and emerging artists also seek to show their works here in the over 1,000 square foot exhibit space. Past solo exhibitors include internationally acclaimed glass artist Paul Stankard and fine artist Glenn Rudderow. Artists spotlighted in Fellowship Alumni shows include Amy Lemaire, David Leppla, Kait Rhoads, and Matthew Szosz. The three-time guest curator has been a sculptor, Michelle Post.
Contemporary studio craft artists who display at WheatonArts work in various styles and innovative techniques. You will always find many one-of-a-kind artworks for collectors and items for gift-giving, all handmade. As the gallery manager, Noele Alampi focuses on bringing together fine art, craft, and excellent design of mainly North American artists. She presents both functional and non-functional works making them available to Wheaton’s audience and the Museum of American Glass.
Noele will spotlight artists whose exceptional work is sought by collectors and enthusiasts alike in the upcoming blogs. She will highlight a variety of pieces that can be seen in person. Furthermore, she’ll make them available online.
Be sure to follow the blog posts to make fascinating discoveries, hear the artist’s stories, and peek behind the scenes!
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