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Handmade for Home: The Craft of Contemporary Design 

March 30–May 19, 2019 Upcoming Exhibitions
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Wisconsin’s rich history of traditional craft and modern design come together this spring for a unique, artistic experience about home. Handmade for Home features the work of nearly thirty of Wisconsin’s top contemporary artists and designers who create sophisticated, functional objects for the home. Through an extraordinary display of vignettes, this exhibition celebrates the tradition of handmade one-of-a-kind pieces as well as new methods of customized design and production. From classic to high-end rustic and reclaimed, there is something for every aesthetic sensibility.

Time-honored techniques in furniture making find consummate expression in the work of Reid Eric Anderson, Patrick Burke, Tom Loeser, Charles Radtke, and Randy Sahli, while MIAD senior Maggie Jo Sanderson takes the newcomer award for her sleek contemporary desk design. Jeffrey Clancy, Chloe Darke, and Michael Route are featured with tour de force examples of silver and ironwork. And, modern rustic designs are celebrated in Cathy and Mario Costantini’s La Lune Collection and Dona Look’s birch bark baskets.

Cutting-edge methods of design and fabrication also make statements in unconventional museum displays of shower curtains, wallpapers, bed covers, lamps, and more in the innovative work of Reginald Baylor, Kelly Frederick Mizer, and Chasing Paper’s Elizabeth and Michael Rees. Re-envision home this spring at MOWA.

Opening Party 

Saturday, March 30 | 2:00–5:00 
Meet the artists, and enjoy art making, live music, light bites, and a cash bar.

Handmade for Home Artists
Pamela Anderson, Artisan Hardware, Milwaukee
Reid Eric Anderson, Furniture, Hawaii
Reginald Baylor, Textile Design, Milwaukee
Patrick Burke, Furniture, Newton
Jeffrey Clancy, Silver, Madison
Cathy and Mario Costantini, Furniture, Milwaukee
Chloe Darke, Silver, Madison
Fred Fenster, Metalwork, Madison
Emily Graf, Fiber, Madison
John Holzwart, Brooms, Sheboygan
Brandon and Dave Jacoby, Pool Cues, Nekoosa
Tom Loeser, Furniture, Madison
Dona Look, Basketry, Algoma
Kelly Frederick Mizer, Textile Design, Brookfield
Charles Radtke, Furniture, Cedarburg
Elizabeth and Michael Rees, Wallpaper, Milwaukee
Jim Rose, Furniture, Kohlberg
Jon Michael Route, Ironwork, Frederic
Julie Gunderson and Randy Sahli, Furniture, Scandinavia
Maggie Jo Sanderson, Furniture, Milwaukee
Ryan Tretow, Furniture, Milwaukee
Jordan Waraksa, Mirrors, Milwaukee