Morris Dorenfeld in his studio during the 2018 CRAFT artist studio tours

In marking the occasion of the 2018 Biennial at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, CRAFT Gallery is extending its last show of the season ”Erasing the Line between Fine Art and Craft”, currently showing the newest work of weaver Morris Dorenfeld and sculptor Lynn Duryea, winners of the 2016 CMCA Biennial. Dorenfeld weaves on a vertical tapestry loom, beating down the wool yarn weft by hand, a patient and time-consuming endeavor, to create work that is strong in design, composition and especially bold color. Dorenfeld’s  studio  was part of CRAFT’s successful first year of its Studio Tours Program featuring private visits to CRAFT artist studios to observe them at work. Sculptor Lynn Duryea, a founding trustee of Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, exhibits six minimal structures, architectural in form, in terracotta and dry glaze. This year  the gallery has also exhibited work of past winners of the 2014 CMCA Biennial: Meryl Ruth, Daphne Taylor and Sharon Townshend. These winners are testimony to  the recognition of the handcrafted object as a serious work of fine art.

CRAFT Gallery will close for the season on November 10th and reopen in late May 2019.  Winter months will be spent discovering new emerging Maine fine craft artists and curating the 2019 shows of handcrafted objects in various mediums interacting with one another in the intimate setting of a vintage carriage house. The gallery will continue to offer craft artists’ studio visits to enrich the experiences of craft lovers and collectors. CRAFT Gallery is in the courtyard at 12 Elm Street in Rockland ME. FMI 207 594 0167  [email protected]

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