From furniture to footwear, ceramics to window coverings, Movers and Makers showcases a wide array of objects by several artists, including: iconic furniture maker Charles Hollis Jones, installation artist David Jang, shoemaker Chris Francis, sculptors Sedi Pak and Lori Cozen-Geller, neon artist Lisa Schulte and local ceramicist Terry Cervantes. This exhibition opens Saturday, February 11, 2017 with a free, public recepction from 6 – 8 p.m. and will remain on display through Sunday, April 16.
Featured in MOAH’s Main Gallery, the Museum is excited to exhibit the quintisessential furniture of Southern Californian Charles Hollis Jones. At the age of sixteen, Jones founded his firm, CHJ Designs, and quickly became known for his use of Lucite in furniture making – a medium primarily associated with the aerospace industry at that time. Credited with bringing acrylics into the realm of upscale design, Jones’ pieces would eventually make it into the homes of Hollywood socialites such as Lucille Ball and Frank Sinatra. Jones has received many awards for his craftsmanship and has been recognized by the Smithsonian Institute for his pioneering use of Lucite.
Showcased in the Wells Fargo Gallery are several sculptural works by local maker Terry Cervantes. In addition to her watercolor paintings, the artist is known for her work in ceramics, having said , “I fulfill my desire to panit with my need to play in clay.” No stranger to the artistic community of the Antelope Valley, Cervantes has collaborated with many prominent local artists and has served as a visual arts instructor for several years.
In the anonymous world of mass production, it is rare to find a group of artisans who take pride in their craftmanship, quality and skill, such as those featured in Movers and Makers.
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