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2018-19 Artists-In-Residence Exhibition

Exhibition Details

2018-19 Artists-In-Residence Exhibition
May 24 – June 29, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, May 24, 6-8pm

Each year, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design welcomes emerging and mid-career artists who work with craft materials from all across the country.  Our Artist-in-Residence Program, in the Kranzberg Education Center in our Grand location, supports artists who want to develop their artistic investigations in a collaborative, community based arts center. We encourage artists to explore and expand on ideas and materials within their studio practice. The residents ignite our studios with energy and ideas. They teach classes, work in our community programs and off the public a window into the creative and professional loves of artists.  We are proud to presents the work of our 2019 class of Artists-In –Residence: Sadeja Issa, Abigail Lowe, Lindsay Pichaske and Malaika Tolford.

Sajeda issa’s work narrates her struggle between cultures. As the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, she is navigating between her strong cultural roots at home and identifying as an American. Abigail Lowe is fascinated with the story of Shakespeare’s Ophelia. Lowe’s sculptures lead you through her interpretation of what Ophelia preserves as her truth.  Lindsay Pichaske’s clay animals represent emotion and being. These characters translate emotion between the human and animal worlds. Malaika Tolford investigates her surroundings through aerial mapping. With elegant and intimate objects she brings us familiar cartography.

We view craft as a source of skill and inspiration integral to human expression. For over 50 years, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design has been engaging and educating the community with studio classes and ground-breaking exhibitions of contemporary craft. We hope you will visit the studios and galleries in the Delmar Loop and Grand Center to experience the craft of our time.


Inside The Studio: Lindsay Pichaske & Whitney White
Wednesday, June 5, 6pm
Kranzberg Arts Center (Craft Alliance’s Grand Center Studios)
501 N. Grand BLvd, St. Louis, MO 63103

Meet our current Artists-in-Residence, tour their studios, and learn about their creative processes and work.