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Touchstone CENTER FOR CRAFTS

Pioneering Craft Education for 50+ Years

2022 Events

Saturday, November 5

Annual Membership Meeting 

 

Open to current members. We will review the year’s accomplishments, elect board members, and plan for 2023.

 

Previous 2022 Events

Saturday, Oct. 29 | 2-5pm

Thaddeus Mosley's Studio Soirée

in honor of Touchstone's 50th Anniversary

 

You're invited for a rare glimpse into the working studio and creative mind of renowned artist, Thaddeus Mosley. Tour the studio and listen to Thaddeus discuss his life, his work, and his special connection to Touchstone Center for Crafts.

 

at Thad's Studio on the North Side of Pittsburgh

1800 Columbus Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

$100 per person
Advance purchase required. Capacity is limited to 50 attendees.

Hosted by Scott W. Perkins, Fallingwater’s senior director of preservation and collections. Participating artists: Nick Ireys, Jo Campbell-Amsler, Yoko Sekino-Bové, Robin Menard, Glenn Horr, and Kevin Crowe.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 | 12:00PM EDT

TOUCHSTONE: A HALF-CENTURY OF CRAFT

Fallingwater Webinar

 

An engaging roundtable discussion as participating artists discuss how Fallingwater served as a source of inspiration for their new works on display in Fallingwater’s Speyer Gallery until Dec. 31, 2022. Working in a diverse range of media, these artists are longtime instructors at Touchstone and reflect the center’s commitment to beauty, good design, technical skill, and innovative expression.

Watch the Recording

Touchstone Center for Crafts 50th Anniversary Celebration at Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Fallingwater, Mill Run, PA

50 YEARS OF ADVANCING ARTS AND CRAFTS EXCELLENCE

Sunday, October 9, 2022  •  3:30PM until 7:00PM

Stroll the grounds and house, enjoy cocktails, music, and seasonal buffet stations.

Visit Touchstone's special exhibition, 'Touchstone: A Half-Century of Craft.'

Work from the exhibition along with additional pieces will be on auction until December 31, 2022.

Touchstone's Executive Director, Lindsay Ketterer Gates and Frederick Bonci of LaQuatra Bonci Assoc. will present 'Touchstone's Vision for the Future.'

Individual donations of $2,500 or more to the 50th Anniversary campaign will receive tickets to the Anniversary Gala. Remaining individual tickets will be available for purchase. Please check back for information. 

This is the absolute best day of the year to tour our campus!

Saturday, June 11 | 11am-4pm 

Annual Open House & 50th Anniversary Kick-off

  • Demonstrations
  • Gallery Exhibitions
  • Campus & Studio Tours
  • Kids Activities

We’re excited to welcome the community once again to our 150-acre campus and our biggest celebration of the year! Admission is free, and the studios, galleries, and campus green will be open for exploration and creative experiences. In addition to the always popular artist demonstrations, gallery exhibitions, resource room, and hands-on activities are live music, fabulous food trucks, artist pop-up shops, and more! Join us – bring a friend or ten – and help us celebrate!

Campus Cleanup and Volunteer Day

Saturday, June 4 | 10am-2pm

 

Touchstone needs a hand getting campus ready for the workshop season ahead! Come help us with some general yardwork tasks such as weeding garden beds, raking leaves, and picking up sticks throughout the campus. Touchstone will provide coffee and treats from 9:30-10:00 am and a pizza lunch for all volunteers! We hope to see you on campus! 

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please email info@touchstonecrafts.org.

 

Get outside and paint! Join artists from Touchstone at Christian W. Klay Winery in Chalkhill, PA during the Annual National Road Festival.

Sunday, May 22 | 10am-2pm

Rain or Shine (pavilion available)

Plein Air* Painting along the Historic National Road

 

With demonstrations by William Pfahl and Rita K. Haldeman.

 

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Artists of all skill levels are invited to participate.

Cost is $25 Adult participant | $10 Under 18 participant
Free to observe

Space is limited. Please register in advance (no refunds).

 

Mission Statement: Touchstone Center for Crafts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance excellence in the arts and crafts by educating and encouraging individuals to develop technical skills, good design, and innovative expression.

Touchstone Center for Crafts condemns all acts of racism, discrimination, and senseless violence. We firmly believe that everyone has a right to dignity, respect, and equality without fear.  As an organization, we commit to listen and learn and to grow. We will continue to work to empower people to use art as a means of expression, a way to build community, and a powerful voice for change.

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