05.13 NEW: Worcester Center for Crafts exhibits artists in residence

The work of Tomo Sakai, which will be on display at The Worcester Center for Crafts from May 23-June 15.

Looking for an art show that has a little bit of everything?

The Worcester Center for Crafts (WCC) will display the work of its artists inresidence in “Opposing Directions: An AIR Collection.” Opening Thursday, May 23, at the WCC Krikorian Gallery, the exhibition features work by seven artists who currently serve as artists in residence in the WCC ceramics, glass and metals studios.

Participating artists include David Choi of Chicago; Eric Cruze of New York; Jennifer Koch, of Marlborough; Dan Roe of Hyde Park, N.Y.; Tomoko Sakai of Nagoya, Japan; Emery Wenger, of Wrentham; and Lauren Young of South Windsor, Conn.

The current artists in residence bring a diverse body of work to the center, each showing their distinct personality and purpose. The show will include the pottery, sculpture and jewelry of emerging artists who have spent the past year working in the studios of the Worcester Center for Crafts.

The Artist in Residence Program is a one- to two-year appointment designed to meet the needs of pre-professional artists by providing studio space, facilities and guidance within a supportive studio community.  Artist in residence contribute to the culture of WCC through the focused pursuit of their creative work, teaching and providing studio support. Participants act as mentors to students and actively participate in the diverse studio communities that make up WCC.

The Krikorian Gallery, 25 Sagamore Road, Worcester, is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. The exhibition will be on view through June 15,and is open free to the public. Opening night will be from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the gallery. For more information, visit worcester.edu/WCC/.