Just got home from the exhibit at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, New Jersey, Lace, Not Lace. see, hunterdonartmuseum.org . If there is any way you can see it, do yourself a favor and go. For about the next two weeks the Urchins, huge outdoor sculptures made of crocheted lace will be there. The rest of the exhibit is there until January. It is amazing. These are pieces of art that use lacemaking techniques, specifically bobbin and needle lace. It is not a lace show, it is an art show, and it will knock your socks off. It can be appreciated by anyone, but I think it is especially important for lacemakers to see what can be done with our crafts to turn them into art forms. Except for the Urchins, the exhibit takes up the entire second floor of an old mill, so it is rather large. The exhibits are very well represented by the Czech influence, either in the artists themselves, or in training. Makes me interested in taking a course in Czech lacemaking. If you scr! utinize each piece closely and leisurely, without crowds, you can probably see the whole thing within two hours. Off the top of my head, I think the most remarkable piece is the carriage, pretty much life sized, made out of copper wire, but there are a number of other exhibits that could compete for that label. Each piece is a major statement in its own right. The exhibit was curated by our own Devon Thein, who has used her talents to make this amazing exhibit what it is. I have known Devon for years, and knew she was a remarkable woman, but this is yet another area where she is remarkable. Clinton is a delightful town just off I-78. The museum is very near the main street, with lots of other shops and several restaurants, as well as nearby hotels. Me, I took my small RV and dry-camped the night before and the night after. Because it is so near I-78 it is easy to get there by car. I doubt there is any train service, but I believe there is bus service.
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