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First Look – CraftBOWL
Exhibition Preview Party
Friday, Jan. 19, 7-10 p.m., doors open at 6:30
Join the American Swedish Institute for the opening night preview party for CraftBOWL, a new multi-part exhibition of work by three Swedish master craftspeople that launches the American Swedish Institute’s 2018 The Handmade, a year-long exploration of the handmade form. CraftBOWL examines vessel design through the work and careers of three acclaimed artists: Jögge Sundqvist who works with wood, Ingegerd Råman in ceramics/glass and Bertil Vallien in glass. CraftBOWL continues on view January 20 – April 8, 2018.
At First Look, experience Jögge Sundqvist in a “Rhythm & Slöjd” performance where “wood, sweat and woodchips” mix with rock n’ roll, meet Maja Heuer of Sweden’s The Glass Factory, listen to local musician Chris Koza, try some hands-on activities, watch demos from FOCI- Minnesota Center for Glass Art, Northern Clay Center and ASI’s spoon carvers, and browse a pop-up library from the American Craft Council. CraftBOWL also includes 101 Bowls, an eclectic display of creativity from organizations including American Craft Council, Minnesota Museum of American Art and the Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum, and Bowls for Open Arms, a non-profit benefit exhibition.
$15 ASI members / $20 non-members. Click here for tickets.
Small bites and beverages available for purchase from FIKA Café.
Exclusive Tours with Artist Jögge Sundqvist
Saturday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Meet acclaimed Swedish master woodworker Jögge Sundqvist (aka Surolle) in a moderated walking tour in the Turnblad Mansion.
$15 ASI members / $20 non-members. Click here to register for the 11 a.m. tour and click here to register for the 2 p.m. tour.
Exclusive Tour with Maja Heuer
Saturday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m.
Join Maja Heuer, museum director of The Glass Factory, one of Scandinavia’s most prominent glass museums, for a tour of the Bertil Vallien glassworks in CraftBOWL. Vallien is one of Sweden’s foremost innovators in glass design and creation.
$15 ASI members / $20 non-members. Click here to register.
Curated Cocktail Tour with Artist Ingegerd Råman
Saturday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m.
Råman is a legendary designer who has worked with such prestigious glassworks as Orrefors and Johansfors and on a recent IKEA line focused on natural fibers. This walking tour of CraftBOWL comes complete with cocktails from FIKA inspired by her glassware creations.
$50 ASI members / $55 non-members. Click here to register.
Ingegerd Råman will also participate in “Conversations on Craft and Form” on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10:30 a.m. Click here for more information and click here to register.
Film Screening: The Spoon, The Bowl and The Knife
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m.
With a talkback hosted by Jögge Sundqvist, the film’s producer, this documentary film is about his renowned craftsman father, Wille Sundqvist.
Cost: $5 ASI members / $10 non-members. Includes museum admission. Click here to register.