Brookfield, CT – June 19, 2021, – Recognizing art as a catalyst for social protest and promoting harmony and unity, Brookfield Craft Center is proud to present “US All”, an exhibition focused on showing the diversity that binds us and is woven into the fabric of our country. Opening Juneteenth (June 19th) in the Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery the show features works from 27 artists from around the country. As the name implies, this exhibition celebrates the power of unity by showcasing diversity through portraits of our pluralistic, multi-ethnic/multi-cultural peoples.
Howard Lasser, Brookfield Craft Center’s executive director commented: “Brookfield Craft Center is committed to supporting efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the artistic community. We are excited to present this exhibition, which shows the faces that make up the American mosaic.”
The show is sponsored by Reid & Riege PC of Hartford, and Rio Grande, and is curated by Bibiana Matheis, an artist, curator, and photographer. She curated nearly a hundred physical and virtual exhibitions, from a single artist to hundreds, in all types of art shows in New York’s top galleries, museums and art centers. Presently, she is a curator and Virtual Exhibition program director for the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden in North Salem, New York. Her own work has been on exhibit worldwide, including in the National Museum of African American History and Culture – Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (on display and in the permanent collection).
The exhibition will be open from June 19th through July 18th in the Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery located in the Brookfield Craft Center’s Mill Building at 286 Whisconier Road. It will also be available virtually on the Center’s website. Hours are Tuesday – Friday noon -5:00pm, Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday noon – 4:00pm, and by appointment (203) 775-4526
About the Brookfield Craft Center – The Brookfield Craft Center (BCC) was founded in 1952 and is recognized as one of the core fine craft schools in America. The center, incorporated in 1954 is a 501(c)(3) organization, offering classes and workshops in glass arts, woodturning, ceramics, jewelry, blacksmithing, fiber arts, drawing and painting, digital arts and other creative endeavors for children and adults taught by professional artists. The historic Mill Building (ca 1780) Gift Shop and Exhibition Gallery is a beautiful venue for displaying fine craft. All works are carefully juried and are representative of the type of skills individuals can learn in our classes. As a force for arts advocacy and community building, Brookfield Craft Center strives to teach and preserve the skills of fine craftsmanship, and to enable creativity and personal growth through craft education.