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Feb 1, 2012 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Every first Wednesday of the month, The Gallery at Museum of Contemporary Craft opens it doors to visitors, patrons, and artists alike. Avoid the first Thursday crowds by attending this intimate and informative event. Please join the Museum for a preview of Anne Crumpacker’s bamboo sculptures in The Gallery
Her work interweaves scale and proportion—thin, medium and thick crosscut bamboo sections, the interplay of light and shadow—to create living topographies. Her long immersion in Japanese aesthetics guides her as she works intuitively, following a path of discovery.
In developing the crosscut bamboo technique, she is contributing a new approach to a venerable material. Deconstructing bamboo into crosscut slices reveals its cellular makeup and illuminates its natural beauty and strength. Assembling the pieces allows patterns and rhythms to emerge that reflect the interconnection of forces in nature, from microscopic life to wave movement.
Anne holds a bachelor of arts from Scripps College and a master of arts in liberal studies from Reed College, as well as a teaching credential from University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the first graduating class of the MFA program in Applied Craft and Design from Oregon College of Art and Craft + Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 NW Davis St.
Portland, OR, 97209 [map]
Free and open to the public. Image courtesy of the artist.