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MCD Speaker Series: “Constructed Communication” Curator Happy Hour

May 26, 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This event will be rescheduled later this summer.
Thank you for understanding!
Picking up threads of the handmade in our impersonal digital era, Kenji Nakayama, Amy Sinbondit and Ben Venom utilize traditional craft techniques to construct objects that communicate in nontraditional ways: through symbols, through typography and through gestures.

These three artists stem from different traditions, each with a long history, each with a unique vocabulary, each with a self-contained community of practice. These communities are often closed, accessible only to those who speak an almost secret dialect of ceramics, quilting or sign-painting.

Grab a glass of wine and learn more about each artist, their craft, and how they relate to their respective communities in an exhibition walk-through with co-curators JoAnn Edwards and Ariel Zaccheo.

Then, visit the MakeArt Lab for your chance to try Kenji Nakayama’s sign-painting tools and pick up a template and instructions for Ben Venom’s quilting technique!

Presentation, gallery access, activities, wine, and light refreshments included.

• $10 non-members
• $5 students/seniors
• members FREE



May 26, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Museum of Craft and Design
2569 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94107 United States