Celebrate!

Celebrate!

Tonight is the debut of the permanent polymer collection at the Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI.  We’re in Racine celebrating the opening of the exhibition, Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads, which continues through February 2012.  If you’re left at home, you can catch up on some reading.  At the top of our reading list is the book published by RAM to commemorate this historic event.

This 140-page hardcover is unlike any previously published book on the medium.  The first 36 pages are devoted to scholarly, historical and curatorial essays.  Each of eight boundary breaking artists is then featured in 8-10 page profiles with gorgeous photographs by Penina Meisels. A portfolio of other selections from the museum’s permanent polymer collection concludes the book.  Thanks to Dever Designs, this is unquestionably the most beautiful book ever publish about polymer art. You can preview the book on RAM’s website.  The printing is limited so don’t miss your chance to own a copy by ordering now.

Elise Winters is an art jewelry designer who has worked for the last ten years to promote polymer clay as a recognized medium for fine craft. Additional information can be found on the Mission page. You can see examples of her award-winning jewelry and learn more about her background at www.elisewinters.com Rachel Carren is an art historian and an artist who is devoted to recording polymer history, promoting polymer as a valued medium for fine craft and to the making of distinctive polymer jewelry. To learn more about her background and her unusual blend of skills see: www.rachelcarren.com