Humor in Craft (July 20, 2012—October 27, 2012) Opening Reception- July 20, 2012 5:30pm to 7pm Curated by artist and author Brigitte Martin and organized by the Society for Contemporary Craft, Humor in Craft presents 33 highly ironic, political, sarcastic, and just plain amusing works by 33 makers from across the US and abroad—and highlighting a diverse range of materials, techniques and artists that might not otherwise be seen—the show challenges viewers to move beyond their own frames of reference when considering approaches to contemporary art. The concept of “funny” can vary widely based on a variety of factors such as social background, personal experiences and values, knowledge of popular culture events, education, national origin, etc. There are overlaps but also differences in humor perception. For the artists in this exhibition, hardly any topic is off-limits, apparently everything can be made fun of. And why not laugh at the human foibles, the banana-peel jokes, and, yes, the politicians? Also showing at SCC-- Dan Krueger (July 20-October 27, 2012) (EAT: An Art Space About Food) Metalsmith Dan Krueger reconfigures agricultural and transportation toys made in the US in the 1950s and ‘60s; reassigning the function of each into an object of convenience for the table or kitchen.