St. Louis Lambert International Airport Welcomes New Craft Alliance Exhibit
For almost 10 years, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design’s Artists-in-Residence program has given emerging-to-midcareer artists the opportunity to take six to 12 months to develop their craft in clay, fiber, metal or wood in a collaborative, community-based arts center environment. Artists are provided with a private studio adjacent to Craft Alliance classrooms in Grand Center, a modest stipend and the ability to showcase their work to more than five decades’ worth of Craft Alliance supporters through opportunities to exhibit and sell their work.
“The work is so diverse,” says Stefanie Kirkland, Craft Alliance’s director of exhibitions and Artists-in-Residence program. “These guys are taking residency to hone in on their craft and studio – there are so many different techniques that people pick up on.” Residents also teach educational classes for Craft Alliance’s community outreach program.