Friday, May 20, 2011

RAM Permanent Collection

Two significant pieces by Jan Hopkins

have been gifted to the

Racine Art Museum's Permanent Collection

“Law of Identity” Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd to Racine Art Museum

57-1/2”x12-1/2”x8”,2009, melon rind, weathered hydrangea leaves, silver dollar pods and yellow cedar bark, photo credit: Ken Rowe

“Isadora” Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd in Honor of Bruce W. Pepich’s 35 years

28"x14"x9", 2008, grapefruit peel, waxed linen, Alaskan yellow cedar bark and lotus pod tops and sharlyn melon peels, photo credit Ken Rowe

About RAM's Permanent Collection

With a concentration in ceramics, fibers, glass, metals and wood, RAM features one of the most significant collections of contemporary crafts in North America. The evolution of its collections began at the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts with 300 pieces created for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project in the 1930s. more

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jan Hopkins, "The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories"

670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, ID 83702
(208) 345-8330

The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories

Final traveling exhibit

May 1 - July 31, 2011

Inspiring, vibrant and fun, this exhibition explores the meanings of shoes, presenting 120 playful, imaginative and provocative objects. Shoes speak to style, fashion and individuality, yet they also tell stories, expressing more than their role as footwear. Shoes reflect the time and place of their creation, providing unique insights into human history and identity. The 100 contemporary artists whose shoe-inspired artworks are presented in The Perfect Fit are motivated by these themes, creating objects of wit, whimsy and visual pizzazz

Friends also in exhibit: Dona Anderson, Zia Gipson, Lissa Hunter, C.A Michel, Norma Minkowitz, Carol Milne Inge Roberts and Polly Adams Sutton

the Fuller Art Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts.