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Exhibitions

Offsite Exhibition

ReJoined: A Collection of Forged Works

SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 16

Visit Off the Rails Gallery in ArtHouse6

126 Walnut St., Johnstown, PA 15901

 

An exhibition of forged and fabricated metalwork reflecting the diverse and evolving state of blacksmithing today.

 

Gallery Hours:
Thursdays 3-7pm
Fridays 10am-2pm
Saturdays 10am-6pm
or by appointment

 

Closing Reception Oct. 15th from 6-8pm

Featured Artists: Elizabeth Belz, Erick Castrejon, Monica Coyne, Aaron DeShields, Ellen Durkan, Glen Gardner, Makena Henriksen, Glenn Horr, Nicholas Ireys, Anna Koplik, Caitlin Morris, Jared Ondovchik, Logan Stowell, Jami Tosto, Andy Upright, Nathanael Weiss, Alair Wells

Supported by: the Penelec Fund for the Future of Greater Johnstown at Community Foundation for the Alleghenies

 

Curated by: Touchstone's 2021 Summer Interns: Makena Henriksen, Julia Castor, Erick Castrejon, Rebecca Maasry, JB Jarvi-Beamer, Ryan Seaton-Evans.

2021 Gallery Exhibitions

JULY 31- OCT 2

‘Women of Visions:
40th Anniversary of Artistic Excellence’

and

'Subcutaneous: Exposing Human and Material Narrative'

Gallery and Gallery Store Hours:
Thursday through Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
or by appointment

 

Touchstone requires that facemasks be worn in all indoor spaces on campus.

Bea Campbell Gallery

‘Women of Visions:
40th Anniversary of Artistic Excellence’

 

JULY 31- OCT 2

Co-founded in 1981 by a group of enterprising, African-American women, an organization of artists now known as Women of Visions, Inc. (WOV) was formed to exhibit and promote the art of black women given few opportunities to showcase their work. The members of WOV represent a diverse range of lifestyles and artistic experiences; thus rich and varied expressions of personal, social, and political views are presented. Today, through exhibition, education, and other unique opportunities, the WOV organization mounts group and collaborative shows, teaches classes to people of every generation, and has networked to build relationships in the arts, business, and neighborhood communities both inside and outside the city of Pittsburgh. Throughout 40 years, Women of Visions, Inc. has continued to nurture and support professional and emerging women artists of color, and to bring to the general public the full richness and scope of African-American culture.

 

Participating Artists:

  • Lynne B.
  • Jo-Anne Bates
  • Ruth Bedeian
  • Christine Bethea
  • Elizabeth Asche Douglas
  • Ashley A. Jones
  • Charlotte Ka
  • LaVerne Kemp
  • Mary Martin
  • Altha Pittrell
  • Dominique Scaife
  • Ruth A. Ward
  • Janet Watkins

More information about the artists and the Women of Visions organization can be found at womenofvisionspgh.org.

Iron Gate Gallery

Touchstone is thrilled to be partnering again with the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh for two art exhibitions in 2021. Hosted in the Iron Gate Gallery, the exhibitions feature work by Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) members. AAP is an artist member organization featuring over 500-artist members from the greater Pittsburgh region. Founded in 1910, AAP organizes 5-10 exhibitions a year in various spaces throughout the region including the Carnegie Museum of Art, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, and Touchstone! 

 

'Subcutaneous: Exposing Human and Material Narrative'

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JULY 31- OCT 2

Josh Mitchel and Tyler Stanton,

members of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

 

Josh Mitchel

 

Josh Mitchel is a Pittsburgh-based artist and educator. Mitchel received his MFA in Painting from Edinboro University in 2016 and his BFA in Painting from Indiana University in 1998. Since 2017, Mitchel has been an Adjunct Professor of Painting and Drawing at Edinboro. Josh has also taught workshops at Touchstone. Mitchel has exhibited his work nationally in solo, group, and juried exhibitions including 707 and 709 Penn Galleries, First Street Gallery in New York City, The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, and The Albright-Knox in Buffalo, NY. Mitchel has also been published in numerous magazines and newspapers.

 

joshmitchel.com
Instagram @joshuagmitchel

 

Tyler Stanton

 

Tyler Stanton is a recent MFA graduate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His work has been exhibited both locally and nationally including as part of the 2019 Art of the State exhibition at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Before attending IUP, Tyler graduated from Edinboro University earning a BFA in Studio Arts with a concentration in Wood Furniture Design as well as a BS in Art Education. Stanton is currently deployed with the Army Reserves and is looking forward to returning home to Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania to be with his wife Alicia and their dog Brooke.

 
tyler-stanton.com
Instagram @tylerstanton_art

Visit the Bea Campbell Gallery Store for Handmade Items by Touchstone Interns, Staff, Instructors, and Friends.  Hours: Thursday-Sunday 10am-4pm until Oct. 10th.

2021 Previous Exhibitions

Bea Campbell Gallery

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2021 Instructor Exhibition

MAY 29 – JULY 24

Touchstone's Bea Campbell Gallery is currently exhibiting artwork by our 2021 workshop instructors. The featured work of these renowned artists showcases a wide variety of mediums including blacksmithing, ceramics, painting, glass, basketry, and more! 

 

To learn more about these artists and their in-person workshops offered this season at Touchstone Center for Crafts, visit our workshop pages or click on the artists' names below.

 

Participating Artists: Jo Cambell Amsler, Phil Ashworth, Kerri Cushman, Ron Donoughe, Adrienne Eliades, Glenn Horr, Roger Hyndman, Joy Knepp, Anna Koplik, Benjamin Lambert, Dan Neville, William Pfahl, Becka Rahn, Lynda Ray, Kevin Rhode, Tim Sherman, Kimberly Thomas, Andy Upright, Julie Wiggins, Sigrid Zahner

Iron Gate Gallery

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'Variation of Line and Form'

MAY 29 – JULY 24

Katie Rearick and Nancy McNary Smith, members of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

 

We immerse ourselves in patterns in our day to day lives from the designs woven in our textiles to the patterns of behavior within ourselves and through our interactions with others. In my current studio research, I am investigating a formalist approach to line and how line translates into pattern. Using a jeweler’s saw I meditatively hand pierce steel and silver to become sculptures and one of a kind wearable jewelry. Variations of Line draws inspiration from the repeated decorative designs found among the quotidian objects in our homes and the evolving layers that are created within relationships. 

–Katie Rearick

 

These quite different pieces all celebrate the adaptability —“willingness”— of clay to go where I want. They also reflect my delight in whimsy, the female grace of vessels, and a preference, right now, for muted tones.
–Nancy McNary Smith

Online Gallery Exhibition:
Plein Air Painting
along the Historic National Road

Sponsored by National Road Heritage Corridor
with renowned artists, Ron Donoughe and William Pfahl

 

a Remake Learning Days event

held Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Christian W, Klay Winery in Chalkhill, PA.

 

Thank you to our 2021 Event Sponsors: Kiproff Family, First National Bank, Turkeyfoot Farms, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Fairchance Construction, Halstead Jewelry Supplies, GO Laurel Highlands, BoxHeart Gallery, Bridgeway Capital’s Creative Business Accelerator, FastSigns of Uniontown, DiceCo Technologies, LLC, Rio Grande Jewelry Supply, Somerset Trust Co., Ohiopyle Prints, Inc.

 

 

Artwork pictured is by some of the event participants: Ron Donoughe, William Pfahl, Kevin Kutz, Cynthia Cable, Marianne Calenda, Pam Duignan, James Hamm, Marita Hines, Julie Judt, Yelena Lamm, Bailey Lemansky, Kieran Glover, Mike McSorley, V Ondra, Helen Perilloux, Sasha Phillips, Luciana Randall, Rigel Richardson, Patti Rutherford, D.J. Sears, Rachel Simmons, Aura Sloan, Jamie Sloan, Andrew Spanoudakis, Sally Tolka, Sveta Trofimova.

Congratulations to the prize winners (winners have been contacted): 

Award of Excellence - Marianne Calenda, Marita Hines

Honorable Mention - Yelena Lamm, Andrew Spanoudakis, Rachel Simmons, V Ondra

Under 18 - Bailey Lemansky (with Kieran Glover), Aura Sloan

2020 Virtual Open House Exhibitions

Click on the videos below to tour Touchstone’s virtual exhibitions. Closed captioning is available by clicking on the CC icon at the bottom of the videos.

Bea Campbell Gallery Exhibition

Featuring Touchstone Interns and Summer Staff

All of the pieces featured in this exhibition were crafted during the summer of 2020 at Touchstone Center for Crafts.

Participating Artists: Meghan Burke, Julia Castor, Taylor Fentz, Makena Henriksen, Jessica Howerton, Stacy Larson, Taylor Mezo, and Daniel Tomcik.

Touchstone’s Miniature Gallery

Miniature Group ‘Solo’ Exhibition: Together Alone

This exhibition features miniature artwork created by summer staff and interns at Touchstone Center for Crafts. The

Miniature Group ‘Solo’ Exhibition: Together Alone

reflects a small group of artists practicing socially distant art making within a craft community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each mini Solo cup pedestal represents an artist at Touchstone and all are spaced 6 inches apart. Historically, these disposable cups were invented to prevent the spread of disease through sharing, hence the name ‘Solo’. As the current pandemic forces us to navigate new public health guidelines, we are reminded of their original purpose. Each miniature work of art reflects how the individual artist identifies with these uncertain times. So raise a glass with us (or Solo cup), as we come

Together Alone

to bring you this socially distant miniature exhibition!

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 stands in solidarity with the Black community and 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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