Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28www.touchstonecrafts.org 4 Symposiums Looking for fun weekends of learning and networking with peers? Celebrate our craft heritage and join us for a weekend symposium. The 2017 Symposium Series includes a variety of mediums and a myriad of topics that will appeal to all makers. As Pennsylvania’s only residential craft school, Touchstone’s convenient geography makes it the ideal mid-Atlantic platform for these gatherings. For up-to-the-minute information about each symposium visit www.touchstonecrafts.org. MAY 5–7 > Throwdown 2017: A Ceramics Symposium > Torched 2017: A Glass Symposium An exciting weekend of ceramics and glass demonstrations, lectures, and a good, old-fashioned throwdown. MAY 19–21 > Pigment 2017: A Painting Retreat > Fiber Arts Forum I An immersive weekend of painting and fiber arts demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on activities. JUNE 2–4 > Ninth Annual Jim Campbell Hammer-In > Alchemist Picnic IV: A Mid-Atlantic Metals Retreat A yearly celebration of all things blacksmithing and metalsmithing, complete with demonstrations, lectures, and a bonfire. SEPTEMBER 29–OCTOBER 1 > Keystone Metals Forum IV An opportunity for dialogue and collaboration between established and emerging metalsmiths from across the Commonwealth and beyond. OCTOBER 13–15 > Independence 2017: A Mosaic Symposium This weekend gathering will celebrate independence of thought and action in the ancient medium of mosaic. Spring Scholarship Fundraiser THURSDAY, APRIL 27 Join Touchstone for a fun-filled evening at Casbah, one of Pittsburgh’s most dynamic event venues, to raise scholarship funds for deserving students. As always, there will be art, good food, wine, and great company. Information will be available on our website at www. touchstonecrafts.org or by calling 724-329-1370 or 800-721-0177. Summer Evening Arts I FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Visit Touchstone’s 150-acre campus and join us as we celebrate the summer season of workshops, and show our appreciation to 2017 Artist of the Year, Adrienne Heinrich, and our gratitude to 2017 Volunteer of the Year, Mary Anne Kormos. We look forward to seeing you at Touchstone for a wonderful evening of visual, musical, and culinary creativity. This first event of the Summer Evening Arts series will feature a closing reception showcasing Adrienne Heinrich’s works. Reception for Touchstone’s 2017 Artist of the Year, Adrienne Heinrich Touchstone is excited to celebrate Adrienne Heinrich, a talented, hardworking, and renowned maker, with an exhibit from May 5 through June 23, 2017. SPECIAL EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS Summer Evening Arts II FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A campus-wide evening of visual, musical, and culinary creative activities is planned for the final Summer Evening Arts event. Summer Evening Arts II will feature the following visual arts exhibition: Reception for Touchstone’s 2017 Studio Fellows, Technicians, and Assistants Touchstone is proud to showcase the work of our talented summer intern staff who are on campus to learn, network, and share their talent. These emerging artists come from across the country to learn studio management and operations while refining their artistic skills by working with some of the country’s best craft instructors. The exhibit runs from July 14 through September 1, 2017. The 45th Anniversary Celebration SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 Touchstone invites you to celebrate forty-five years of artistic and educational excellence at our annual fall benefit. As the end of the season nears, this event allows us to reflect on the organization’s history and share our vision for future seasons. Please visit www. touchstonecrafts.org as details emerge in marking this milestone for one of southwestern Pennsylvania’s most significant artistic, cultural, and educational assets: the magic of Touchstone. More information to come—check our website for details. Annual Membership Meeting SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1:00 p.m. Current members are invited to the annual membership meeting at which we will review the year’s accomplishments, elect board members, and plan for 2018. Weekly Auctions JUNE through AUGUST It is a tradition on the Touchstone campus to hold a weekly auction throughout the summer. New items made by students, staff, and instructors are offered each week. Everyone has a chance to bid and all proceeds go to supporting Touchstone’s operations and programs.