Worcester Center for Crafts and guest curator Luis Antonio Fraire present Ambient Folklore, the work of nine distinctive artists who intend instant visual communication in their work. Each artist has a certain technique for transmitting information visually that is uniquely their own and creates ambient folklore. The exhibition focuses specifically on the communicated narrative, essentially creating an immersive storytelling environment as the viewer goes from work to work, artist to artist. In some cases the subject matter is directly addressed symbolically or the story lies in the material, where it came from and how it was used. Often the narrative conveys the sensibilities and methods of the individual artist, and their own experiences represented metaphorically for the viewer's own associations and consumption.
Ambient Folklore features work from Lisa Barthelson, Elizabeth Duffy, Luis Antonio Fraire, Nicholas Kantarelis, Amy Klausmeyer, Victor Pacheco, Mari Seder, John Havens Thornton, and Pay Coomey Thornton.