Midcoast artisans on MDI

Jul 29, 2014
Winterport-based goldsmith Pamela Hitchcock will bring her handmade gold, silver and gem bracelets, rings, necklaces, pendants and more to the annual MDI Directions Show this weekend.

Bar Harbor — The Maine Crafts Guild will host its annual MDI Directions Fine Crafts Show, Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, Aug. 1 through 3, at Mount Desert High School, Route 233. More than 80 artists known for excellence in their craft, including a number from the Midcoast, will exhibit their work for sale over the course of three days.

Included will be works in glass, clay, wood, precious stones and metals, paper and fiber, all designed, produced and handmade in Maine. The show is an opportunity to meet and visit with leading potters, jewelers, weavers, carvers, printers and other crafts specialists; and learn, firsthand, about their process and work.

Now in its 39th year, the MDI Directions show is one of four exhibitions the guild will host this season as part of its mission to support and further Maine’s long heritage of excellence in craft making through statewide shows. Members gain entrance to the Maine Crafts Guild through a jury process that recognizes the highest quality of skill and craft. Craftspeople featured in these shows include winners of awards such as the Switchback Ranch Purchase, Emily Dickenson Excellence in Jewelry and Best in Weaving awards; and honored artists in numerous juried exhibitions and biennials.

Admission is $6, free younger than 18. For more information and a list of exhibitors, visit mainecraftsguild.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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