Crafting a new collection: The James A. Michener Art Museum looks to the plentiful works of the Studio Craft Movement to expand

Museum to show works including pieces by Wharton Esherick and CWA members David Ellsworth, Mark Sfirri and Derek Weidman. Intelligent Design, opening Feb. 3, will highlight regional studio craft from its earliest beginnings to the diversity of expression today.

The exhibition features work from the studio shops of such makers and designers as Frederick W. Harer, Wharton Esherick, George Nakashima, Mira Nakashima-Yarnell, Phillip Lloyd Powell, Paul Evans, David Ellsworth, Mark Sfirri, Robert Dodge, Toshiko Takaezu, Robert Winokur, and Matthias Pliessnig.

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