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East and West: The Hammered Metal Object

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Waterstone Gallery
424 NW 12th ave

July 31 - September 1


In August 2013, eleven metal artists from Japan will gather with eleven metal artists from the United States to give Portland a rare opportunity: the chance to see the contemporary interpretations by highly skilled makers of the ancient art form of hammered metal. These metal workers from different parts of the world share an understanding of the aesthetic possibilities of gathering and controlling a hard, but malleable substance. In their hands, metal art moves beyond functionality to objects that celebrate and enhance the inherent beauty of the metal.

The artwork can be seen in the Portland area at the Waterstone Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Events planned to coincide with the opening of the exhibition include a panel discussion on Aug 2 from 6-9 pm at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. The panel will include artists from both countries responding to questions from a moderator and the audience.

Preview Reception: July 31, 5-9 p.m.

First Thursday Reception, Waterstone Gallery & Museum of Contemporary Craft August 1, 6-9 p.m.

Panel discussion at MOCC, August 2, 6-9 p.m. Artist's Talk, August 18, 11 a.m.