Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Craft in America on KLCS Los Angeles

Craft in America is excited to announce that KLCS Los Angeles will air a half-hour program on "Messages in Glass", the glass exhibition of Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend and Paul Marioni's work that exhibited at the Craft in America Center from Mar-June 2014.

"Messages in Glass" will air Wednesday evening at 6:30 am and 6:30pm on Oct 15, 22, 29. Please tune in!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Craft in America's newest episode SERVICE is premiering on November 2nd on PBS. Please share this postcard with friends, family, and craft lovers and makers.

Watch a 2 minute 40 second preview of SERVICE: 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

SERVICE screenings

Special preview screenings of Craft in America: SERVICE are being held across America in museums, craft fairs and festivals, partnering with us in a celebration of the beauty and art of the handmade. We hope you can attend a screening near you or watch the episode on PBS starting November 2 (please check local listings).

October 3, 2014, at dusk 
Salvaged Studio, Milwaukee, WI 

October 3-12, 2014 
Village Artisans Gallery, Boiling Springs, PA 

October 9, 2014, 6:00pm 
Center for Maine Craft, Biddeford, ME 

October 11, 2014, 11:00am - 4:00pm 
Craftworks at Cool Spring, Charles Town, WV 

October 22, 2014, 7:00 - 8:00pm 
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX 

October 28, 2014 
Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, Los Angeles, CA 

October 29, 2014, 6:00pm 
North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA 

October 30, 2014, 1:00 - 3:00pm 
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA 

October 30, 2014 
Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA 

October 30, 2014 - November 2, 2014 
Washington Craft Show, Washington, D.C. 

November 6, 2014 
Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fairfax students visit Craft in America Center

This season's partnership with Fairfax High School Visual Arts Magnet kicked off with a field trip to Craft in America Center. We invited four artists in our Body Conscious exhibition to participate: Carrie Ann Burckle, Ben Cuevas, Annette Heully and Zac Monday. After briefly speaking about their artwork, the artists spent time answering the many engaging, thought-provoking questions from the students. It was a fruitful visit that covered topics such as how to make a living as an artist to the importance of photographing your work well.


Annette Heully talking about her work in the show, Interconnected (back corner)

Students listening to Ben Cuevas speak about his work

Zac Monday, standing beside his Blue Witch Weeping Mask

Carrie Ann Burckle sits to the right of her piece, Shift

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Artist Talk with Carrie Burckle and Ashley V. Blalock

Saturday, September 27 marked the last day of programming for Body Conscious, our contemporary fiber exhibition that closes October 25. Featured artists Carrie Ann Burckle and Ashley V. Blalock spoke about their artwork, from its early beginnings to the present. While their artwork is very different, their mastery of technique and manners of channeling the body are quite similar. See below for snapshots from the afternoon.

Ashley V. Blalock

Ashley V. Blalock
Carrie Ann Burckle
Carrie Ann Burckle

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A gem in our library

In the spirit of the Service episode (premiering on PBS November 2nd*), we thought we'd share one of our indispensable references throughout the course of our research available in the library at the Center: Government and Art: A Guide to Sources in the Archives of American Art. 

Founded in 1954, The Archives of American Art is an initiative of the Smithsonian Institution to preserve the voices of our country's legendary artists. According to their website, "With over 20 million items in its continually growing collections, the Archives is the world's largest and most widely used resource dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in America."

In Government and Art, you can find the names of artists whose life and work has been documented by the Archives, including those who benefited from the G.I. Bill and many other support agencies like the Works Progress Administration.

*check your local listings 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Miyoshi Barosh at Craft in America Center

Last Saturday (September 13) at the Craft in America Center, Miyoshi Barosh shared a retrospective of sorts at our open house in celebration of the "Body Conscious" exhibition. Here's a few photos from the talk and open house.