“Welcome Rain,” by Clearwater-based artist Lorraine Turner,  is made from Tussah silk, banana fibers, merino wool, vintage doilies, lace, organza, dyed cheesecloth, cotton fabrics and threads, dyed silk embroidery floss, and beads. It is 24 x 25 inches.

Florida CraftArt: "Environmentally Engaged"

Sep 10, 2021
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“Environmentally Engaged” is a juried exhibition of handmade fine crafts where artists express ideas about the environment, the impending effects of climate change, and human relationships with the natural world. Through the art, visitors will be challenged to think about their connection to the earth through their actions and, hopefully, be inspired to strive for a more sustainable world.

The public is invited to attend the exhibition and programming free of charge. See environmental issues through the eyes of artists Sept. 10 to Oct. 23 when the People’s Choice Award will be presented. People can vote for their favorite work of art in the Florida CraftArt Exhibition Gallery and on Facebook.

Special Exhibit Dates: 

6 p.m. Friday, Sept 10 - Opening reception and awards ceremony with artists and judge Howard Rutherford.

5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 - Second Saturday ArtWalk in the Gallery. Visit ArtLofts on our second floor.

6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 -  Learn about environmental restoration from coral reefs to bay grasses.

2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 - Artists talk about their practice: Kenny Jensen, Casey McDonough and Ryan Moralevitz.

5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 - Second Saturday ArtWalk in the Gallery. Visit ArtLofts on our second floor.

6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 - Join us to discover how you can make a difference. Learn about volunteer opportunities, Reduce/Reuse/Repurpose ideas, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and more.

Event Category

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cultural

Guest Information

  • Free Admission

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