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Artists as Educators: Craft Alliance’s Teaching Faculty [OFFSITE]

Exhibition Details

Artists as Educators: Craft Alliance’s Teaching Faculty

August 11, 2020 - February 15, 2021

Artists as Educators is a featured exhibition at St. Louis Lambert International Airport in Gallery East.

Craft Alliance has a rich history of artists teaching in our studios.  Our faculty is made up of exceptionally skilled practicing artists who teach classes for adults as well as for children. Throughout the year, these artists share their creative spirit and love of teaching with students in our studios. Each represented faculty is an active artist; locally, nationally, and internationally.  They are hardworking artists that inspire the St. Louis art community.

Each Craft Alliance studio has a curriculum of classes and workshops taught by these talented artists.   Specializing in craft materials, our program strives to educate students of all levels of expertise. Building on basic skills and processes, the program is designed to allow for master craftsmanship, creativity, and ingenuity. Our Craft Alliance Faculty are the driving force of leadership and passion that is present in our studio classrooms and in the community.

Artists as Educators: Craft Alliance’s Teaching Faculty features the work of our Clay Faculty: Beverly Jakub Aroh, Michele Katz-Reichlin, Thomas Wiggins, Pam Stanley, and Mary Henderson; our Metals Faculty, Kelly Draper, Peg Fetter, Michael T. Gleason, Jan Hessel, Tom McCarthy, Kelly Miller, Meri Ellen Brooks-Taylor, Christina McNealy, and Robert Thomas Mullen; and Glass Faculty, Yuko Suga, Beverly Brandt, Kevin Heard, Sue Wuest, and Mary Lou S. Ryan.

Each teaching artist sparks students’ enthusiasm for finding their creative voice through a variety of materials, techniques, and ideas. Craft Alliance celebrates these talented artists on its faculty.

ABOUT THE LAMBERT ART AND CULTURE PROGRAM

Artists as Educators: Craft Alliance’s Teaching Faculty is part of the Lambert Art & Culture Program’s temporary exhibitions program. The program is supported by the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. Craft Alliance was chosen to exhibit in the Lambert Art & Culture Program through the Airport’s seven-member Airport Art Advisory Committee. Current members are Stefani Weeden-Smith, Assistant Director for Community Engagement at the Gephardt Institute at Washington University; Ellen Gale, Executive Director Clayton Chamber of Commerce; Shelley Hagan, Corporate Art Resources at Wells Fargo; Leslie Markle, Curator of Public Art, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum; Kiku Obata, Founding Principal of Kiku Obata & Co.; Roseann Weiss, consultant with ART+; and design artist and illustrator Carlos Zamora. 

The Lambert Art and Culture Program builds upon the culturally rich legacy of St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Our mission is to elevate the visitor experience and uplift regional pride through the presentation of artwork created by local, national, and international artists. Currently, there are 29 works of art (temporary, permanent or on-loan) on view at the Airport.