CUMBERLAND — The Allegany Arts Council, 9 N. Centre St., will exhibit the work of some of the region’s premier artisans during its Touchstone Center for Crafts exhibition.
Touchstone Center for Crafts is a unique, three-seasons craft school located 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1972 as Pioneer Crafts Council, Touchstone’s original mission was to foster interest in the preservation of traditional crafts. It has expanded to include contemporary and experimental techniques in disciplines such as blacksmithing, ceramics, metals and jewelry, glass, drawing and painting, and special topic areas.
As Pennsylvania’s premier craft school, Touchstone offers beginning and seasoned artists one- to five-day workshops taught by some of North America’s finest artisans. Each year, Touchstone’s rotation of instructors changes, creating a new array of work and mediums.
More than 20 of those artists will have pieces in the show, which will run from Feb. 1 through Feb. 29 in the arts council’s Saville Gallery.
A public opening for the exhibit will be held Feb. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.