Friday, May 13, 2011

Sneak Peek: New Craft in America episode premieres May 24th!

Craft in America is proud to announce the latest episode of our Peabody-Award winning PBS series! 

The episode Messages will premiere nationwide Tuesday, May 24th at 8pm. In this episode we will explore how craft artists use their skills to express personal and political view points. Featured are glass artist Beth Lipman, bead artist Joyce J. Scott, New Mexico santero (an artist who creates santos) Charles M. Carrillo, and jewelry and sculpture artist Thomas Mann. To start exploring the theme of messages, check out this clip of curator George Ciscle discussing the work of Joyce J. Scott.

Curator George Ciscle, seated in front of Rodin's "The Thinker" at the Baltimore Museum of Art, explores the messages embedded in various pieces of Joyce J. Scott's work, including the "No Mommy, Me" series and "Man Eating Watermelon".

Learn More About Beth Lipman Here! 
Learn More About Charles M. Carrillo Here! 
Learn More About Joyce J. Scott Here! 
Learn More About Thomas Mann Here! 

Sneak Peek: Romana Otto's Americana Assemblages

Here at the Craft in America Study Center we are prepping for our upcoming exhibition, Ramona Otto: Found in America. Ramona Otto is a local craftsperosn and teacher who uses found materials to create witty sculptural pieces about modern American. Just in time for the summer patriotic holidays, this exhibition will focus on Ramona's  patriotic pieces. 

Ramona Otto's American Childhood

Detail of American Childhood