Friday, February 20, 2009
American Craft Council Field Trip
Our annual excursion to the American Craft Council trade show at the Baltimore Convention Center is Thursday, February 26th! The ACC show is one of the oldest and most established craft shows in the country. We are fortunate that so many artists from around the country come to our backyard to show and sell their work. Thursday, February 26 is open to the trade only. So, getting you access to this private day is just one of the many benefits I provide to you as the Program Director! Please take advantage. If you have not let me know that you are planning to attend [required of all majors] please do so. I have complimentary passes for all of you so it will cost you nothing. Hooray! We will meet at the Light Street entrance of the Convention Center at 9:30am. Please be prompt. I will meet students at the Center for the Arts at 8:30am for a 9am departure. If you need a ride let me know so I know who to look for and gather before leaving. Maybe we will take the light rail to avoid gas an parking fees. We can talk about that.
One of my former students and ACC exhibitor, Ben Neubauer, has offered to go out for a bite to eat and conversation after the show at 3pm. If you are interested in joining us, please let me know. It is an excellent opportunity to have direct access to a successful artist and ACC exhibitor.
Please dress nicely. Please conduct yourselves in a professional manner while at the show. keep in mind that the exhibitors have paid alot of money to have their work at this prominent show and they are there to get orders andf make sales----do not crowd their booths with 5 of you. Please do not take their , promotional materials unless you ask- it costs them money and everyone is experiencing an economic downturn right now.
If you have questions, please let me know. It will be a fun and very educational day for all of you!