October 7, 8 & 9, 2016 – Philadelphia, PA
Highlights from 2015:
Fine Craft Shines This Fall || Rittenhouse Park, Philadelphia
The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen brings American-made fine craft to the autumn environs of Rittenhouse Square next month. During the 3-day event, patrons can peruse and buy original, hand-crafted works of contemporary furniture, functional and decorative pottery, designer clothing, fine jewelry, blown glass, and more.
Master artisans like Peter Hewitt bring their finest handmade craft to the show, ensuring that craft lovers and collectors discover products of excellent workmanship, creative vision, and unique style. Hewitt, our featured artist, is an impassioned landscape photographer. He joined the Guild in 2012 and has since been a frequent exhibitor at the Fine Craft Fairs in PA and DE, and special exhibitions at the Guild headquarters in downtown Lancaster.
Hewitt’s photographs eloquently convey the peacefulness in nature that can be felt, but is often difficult to capture; his visually complex compositions are therefore carefully balanced, in order to preserve the depth and essence of the actual experience. “A work of art is as much a product of the person, as it is about the mastery of the tools used for expression,” says Hewitt. The distinctive aspects of his pieces are the stories behind them—he draws his inspiration from immersing himself into beautiful landscapes. Hewitt’s process of creating compositions always starts with finding peace and quiet, beautiful light and enjoying the sounds and smells of the outdoors. His creativity to make expressive images is “rooted in overcoming the challenge of using a 2-dimensional medium to capture a 3-dimensional reality.” We are honored to have Hewitt’s work be represented in this exciting show!
“Fine craft is a window to other places, other times, to the way the craftsmen see the world,” says Brandi Clark, executive director of the Guild. “There’s a story behind each creator and why they make what they do, why they make certain color or design choices. When you buy from them in person, you find out a wealth of detail that changes the way you look at the world.”
The Pennsylvania Guild of Fine Craft Fair is open Friday, October 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., along the sidewalks around Rittenhouse Square Park, Philadelphia, PA. Using GPS? Navigate to 1800 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. Admission is free. Pay parking is available in nearby garages. For more information, directions and parking advice, call 717-431-8706 or visit www.pacrafts.org.
This event is made possible through a partnership with the Friends of Rittenhouse Square and in conjunction with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.
See you there!
Fair hours are 11 am to 6 pm Friday & Saturday, and 11 am to 5 pm Sunday. Admission is free. Street and garage parking is plentiful.
Fine Craft Fair – 2015
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