The 2011 Annual American Craft Exposition will showcase some of the country’s finest craftspeople at the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion at Northwestern University.

The juried exposition and sale includes one-of-a-kind pieces, quality collections and uniquely creative artwork.

About 150 craftspeople from across the United States will exhibit baskets, ceramics, fiber decorative, fiber wearable, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood crafts.

The event sponsored by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem at Evanston and Glenbrook Hospitals and benefits ovarian cancer research at NorthShore University HealthSystem.

Ovarian cancer is called the “silent” killer because symptoms are easy to dismiss and the disease is often diagnosed too late for effective treatment. Funds raised at the 2011 American Craft Exposition will support pioneering research that is already showing promising results in preventing ovarian cancer in at-risk women.

The program begins with a benefit preview party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. Tickets are $125 and include a three-day pass to thesShow and all demonstrations. Collectors’ hour begins at 5:30 p.m. tickets for that are $175.
Hours for the exhibition are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Exhibiition tickes for a three day pass are $15 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.

The Henry Crown Sports Pavilion  is located at 2311 Campus Drive.

For more information call 847-570-5095, e-mail ACE@northshore.org or visit the  www.americancraftexpo.org website.

Top: An object from metalworker C.T. Whitehouse.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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