Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Wonder Object

My good friend and colleague Gary Schott was recently informed he will participate in "Next Iconoclassts", a curated exhibition by Gail Brown. The exhibition will be hosted by The Hoffman Gallery at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, and is scheduled for Jan.15, 2009 through Feb.22, 2009. Gary is the head of the metalsmith and jewelry program here at Stephen F. Austin State University. Although I've had little exposure to the craft world I find his works amazing, especially his whimsical cut-out brooches. I've already commissioned one... a cherry pie! Gary's hand-cranked mechanical devices are something to marvel out. His martini shaker is pictured above. Several of his pieces have been selected for shows opening next Spring all over the country. Please check out his new blog "Wonder Object" for exact dates and locations.