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Metalsmithing is an ancient art form that continues to embrace new techniques. Metals like gold, silver, and copper can be hammered, folded, or melted and cast to create objects as diverse as delicate earrings, household tools, and sculptures. Metal forms can be embellished with stones, enamel, laser cutting, and a variety of textures and finishes.


Conversation Towards Peace

Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

A week of events complementing the exhibit begins with “Conversation Towards Peace,” a co-hosted panel discussion at Maryville University.

I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace

Friday, April 6, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

More than 80 artists were challenged to create works incorporating disabled handguns procured from a gun buyback program, transforming them into art objects and expressions of peace.

Gun Shy

Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Matt Donovan will read excerpts from Gun Shy, his book-length work-in-progress that delves deep into America’s gun culture. 

Bullets into Bells

Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

In partnership with the Saint Louis Poetry Center.

Mother's Day Trunk Show

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Sunday, May 13, 2018

Featured Artists: Barbara Rand, Christiane Danna, Lisa & Scott Cylinder

Opening Reception: Works from the Studio: 8th Biennial Juried Exhibition

Friday, July 13, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

A biennial exhibition featuring the works of students who have taken a class or workshop in our studios over the last two years.

Opening Reception: Artists-In-Residence 10 year Anniversary Exhibition

Friday, August 24, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Since the opening of our Grand Center location in 2008, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design has welcomed emerging and mid-career artists who work with craft materials from all across the country. Our Artist-in-Residence Program supports emerging and mid-career artists who want to develop their artistic investigations in a collaborative, community based arts center.

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