For the Museum of Art craft show, which also is an event to benefit its sponsor, a panel of jurors looked at the work of 1,600 crafts artists and selected crafts from 195 to be on display. Craft categories include basketry, glass, jewelry, ceramics, decorative and wearable fibers, furniture, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood.
Special exhibits at the show will focus on masks and on the display of craft art in the home.
Show hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. General admission will be $10 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Phone: 215-684-7930.
A major art fair, USArtists is the offshoot of a show that began in 1992 as an opportunity for collectors and art lovers to see what is available in fine arts galleries from painters, sculptors, photographers and printmakers across the country.
Twenty New York galleries will participate in the show, along with their counterparts from Boston (eight), upscale towns of southern Connecticut (Old Lyme and Greenwich), coastal Florida (Naples and Palm Beach), Maine (three) and elsewhere. Eighteen galleries from Philadelphia and its suburbs will be represented.
Exposition hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10, $5 for students and seniors. Phone: 1-800-455-8312.
Fleck & Krauss. Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Alison Krauss & Union Station. One stage. Same night. Tower Theater. Oct. 29. That summarizes it.
The two acts, now traveling in tandem across America, will pull into Upper Darby for one show at 8 p.m.
Out with their first album in five years, Left of Cool, Bela Fleck, Jeff Coffin, Victor Lemonte Wooten and Future Man travel between the lines of pop, funk, jazz, rock, folk, classical, even bluegrass. Though largely instrumental, their new material includes several vocal tracks crafted by Royal (Future Man's vocal alter ego) and by both Amy Grant and Dave Matthews.
Krauss, the country chanteuse winner of nine Grammys, was signed by Rounder Records at age 14 as a bluegrass fiddler. In performance with Union Station, she is joined by Barry Bales (bass and vocals), Ron Block (banjo, guitar and vocals) and Dan Tyminski (acoustic guitar, and lead and harmony vocals) and Jerry Douglas (Dobro).
Tickets for the 8 p.m show are $25 and $27.50. Phone: 610-352-2887.