February Featured Craftsman - ceramiv vessel by Peter Cunicelli
Jan. 27, 2010
HARRISBURG – For the last five years Radius, HACC Gallery and Museum Shop has offered an opportunity and venue for Pennsylvania artisans to move their talents forward. The shop in The State Museum of Pennsylvania will celebrate its anniversary weekend Feb. 13-14 with activities and refreshments. Store wide sales begin Thursday, Feb. 11. Additional events scheduled for the month of February, include:  
Feb. 1-28        Radius Featured Craftsman – Peter Cunicelli of Philadelphia offers ceramic pieces with a contrast of smooth, fluid forms with the sharpness of the lines that join each side. Like many things in life his work is multi-faceted. While in one position a piece is in motion, dramatic and bold. Turn it to view it from another angle and it becomes somewhat stifled and almost awkward. Nothing is ever perfect or always beautiful.
                                    While creating a piece, he often has lights fixed on one side of the piece. The shadows and negative space produced by a piece are just as important as the glaze, clay body or form.
Feb 7            February Featured Craftsman, Perter Cunicelli, open house and demonstration from 1-3 p.m.
Feb. 13-14      Radius, HACC Gallery and Museum Shop – Fifth anniversary celebration –Visit Radius the weekend of February 13 to celebrate its fifth year of operation: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - Artist demonstrations in ceramics and jewelry.
Noon-3 p.m. Feb. 13 - Book signing of "An Outlander's Journal," by award winning columnist, Eileen Graham, who writes about her adventures in Adams County apple country. Refreshments provided by HACC culinary students.
                                    From 1-3 p.m. on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, the celebration continues with a wood demonstration – the gift to celebrate five years – by Radius craftsman Steve Strouse.  
                             Guests can sample soup made from Cooke Tavern Soup mixes that are carried in the shop.
Feb. 18            Radius, HACC Gallery and Museum Shop – Deadline to submit items for the March-April Showcase – Radius is now accepting entries for the second annual Pysanky showcase. Pysanky is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated using a wax-resist (batik) method. The showcase will run from March 1 through April 30.
                                    There is no entry fee and must be a Pennsylvania resident. E-mail up to four images to Jessica Watson, curator of arts and assistant manager, at jlwatson@hacc.edu. Work entered must be for sale under Radius consignment terms. Delivery and pick up is the responsibility of the artist.
Feb. 28            Radius Showcase Series – "Turn a Cheek: Face Pottery." Pennsylvania artisans submit their face pottery to the Showcase Series at Radius, at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St. Items are available for sale.
                         ours for Radius are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. There is no charge to enter the shop. The shop remains closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, similar to The State Museum, 300 North St. where Radius is located. For more information, call 787-5590 or go to www.radiusgallery.com.
                                    Radius, on the ground floor of the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Third and North streets, is a partnership between HACC and the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission. The gallery and museum shop carries the work of more than 60 craftsmen, including HACC students, members of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and other talented artists from around the state.
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