Museum of Contemporary Craft

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In NW, the Museum of Contemporary Craft will be hosting folks in The Lab, as well as giving access to the two shows in the museum.

The first, Fashioning Cascadia: The Social Life of the Garment, leverages craft as a framework to collapse clothing and fashion, bringing together the tangible utility of clothing with the creativity and cultural import of fashion. Featuring eight designers and design collectives between Portland and Seattle, this project takes a close look at how the fashion industry shapes the regional identity of the Pacific Northwest, and how as a region we strive to find new models of production and consumption that re-frame behavior patterns and position us for a more sustainable future.

The second exhibition, Portland Collects: British Ceramics, is the first of its kind in Portland since 1951. The work on view by Lucie Rie, Michael Cardew, Bernard Leach, and others boldly mingles local and global perspectives by examining the relationship between objects and those who collect them.

In the Gallery Store will be Storefront Artists-in-Residence Liza Rietz and Emily Bixler of BOET.

The Storefront Residency Project bridges Gallery Store and Museum to create a visible platform for demonstrations and discussions relating to the materials, processes, and products of contemporary craft and design. In October, MoCC will debut a collaboration between fashion designer Liza Rietz and jeweler Emily Bixler of BOET. This collection explores the interplay of garment as sculpture, focusing on architectonic and textural elements and how a garment takes shape once on the physical body.

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