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Featured Artists to Dazzle at Academy Art Museum Craft Show by Amy Steward

This year’s Academy Art Museum Craft Show, held October 19 through 21 in Easton, showcases 70 of the country’s finest artists exhibiting a wide range of crafts, including basketry, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry, metal, mixed media, sculpture and wood. This year’s theme, “Dazzled,” is fully supported by the Honorary Chair and Visionary Artist, Todd Reed, whose concepts involve the fusion of the iconoclastic spirit of an artist, the unwavering, handmade ethos of an artisan, and the sustainable methods of a modern-day steward working in his Boulder, Colorado, studio. The Craft Show also lauds three exciting featured artists: acclaimed jeweler Ashley Buchanan, who makes powder-coated metal pieces; award-winning artist Holly Anne Mitchell, who creates unique and beautiful eco-friendly jewelry from recycled newspaper; and wellknown Maryland artist Rebecca Myers, whose fine jewelry echoes a passion for the garden and the allure of the natural world. Craft Show chairman and Easton resident Craig Fuller says, “This year’s Craft Show celebrates art-

Jewelry by Honorary Chair and Visionary Artist Todd Reed, who creates one-of-a-kind, hand-forged and finished pieces using recycled metals and sustainably sourced raw and fancy-cut diamonds. ists across the spectrum who come to Easton to share their passion and creativity. The activities associated with the Craft Show enable all who participate an opportunity to meet and appreciate the outstanding artists and their beautiful work. And, by participating, people are supporting an exceptional institution here on the Eastern Shore, the Academy Art Museum.” Ashley Buchanan is a full-time jewelry artist currently based in Atlanta, Georgia. She participates in high-end craft shows across the 71

Tidewater Times October 2018  
Tidewater Times October 2018