Artists and makers were on hand to demonstrate their crafts. Graduate student Malka Salomon embroiders a quilt square for the Community Embroidery Project.

Graduate student Becca Keyel demonstrates spinning on her "hitchhiker" spinning wheel.

Artist --and Wisconsin Academy Fellow--Anne Kingsbury demonstrating beadwork.

Artist Mary Dickey (r) demonstrated shellwork. At left is Ann Smart Martin of the Art Hisotry Department at UW-Madison, one of the show's co-curators.

James Watrous Gallery director Martha Glowacki with curator and filmmaker Faythe Levine, who was a consultant for the contemporary craft/DIY side of the show.

Artist Susan White performing her work "Idle Hands."

The gallery was packed for much of the evening.

More opening night photos are available on the Wisconsin Academy’s Facebook page.