The Craft Scotland team will be in Chicago from 1 November where we will be one of the international galleries taking part in SOFA Chicago at the Navy Pier. The show launches with an Opening Night Preview on 1 November before it opens to the public 2 to 4 November.
Laura and I head off to Chicago at the end of October to get everything ready for the show. We will be on the Craft Scotland stand 405 for both the Opening Night and for the duration of the show.
Three of the makers who we will be representing at the show will also be joining us; Craig Mitchell, Angus Ross and Craig Stuart. When the makers aren’t busy delivering lectures and booth talks you will find them at the Craft Scotland booth too.
If you’re in Chicago while the show is on we’d be delighted to meet you, show you the work and introduce you to the makers. And, if you’re free on Friday or Saturday afternoon, pop along for either of our Booth Talks which will be held on the stand.
On Friday 2 November, the opening day of the show, Angus will host a Booth Talk. Angus’ talk will provide an insight into his work and explore the art of steam-bending Scottish Oak. Craft Scotland will also be showing Angus’ new work at the show which will be available to buy.
Craig Mitchell will host a second Booth Talk on Saturday where you will be able to see and purchase his pieces and find out more about the darker side of his work.
Craig’s Booth Talk follows his Lecture ‘The Narrative Figures of Craig Mitchell’ which is part of SOFA’s acclaimed Lecture Series. Inspired by European cartoonists and illustrators from the 1950’s and 60’s, Craig will discuss the generation of ideas as well as some of the technical processes he uses.
Both Laura and I are excited about Craft Scotland’s participation at the show and look forward to meeting you all there.
Find out more at http://www.craftscotland.org/SOFA
Jo Scott is the Craft Scotland Office Manager.
Jo manages our retail projects and events both in the UK and internationally, ensures the smooth running of the office, and supports every element of the business.
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