Wednesday, August 29, 2012

August 18th, 2012 Tanya Aguiñiga

The Study Center was fortunate to have Tanya Aguiñiga in its space for a wonderful talk.
It was a full house who left inspired, intrigued and ignited by the artist's delightfully accessible talk, showing many a slide and sharing many an anecdote.

Tanya Aguiñiga, who trained in furniture design, experiments with alternative weaving structures and explores concepts of border identity and ethnicity in her site-specific work.  Her black yarn window installation will come down soon,  part of 
Looming Election: Woven Works that runs through this Saturday, September 1st.

Craft in America Executive Director and film series Producer, Carol Sauvion, with Tanya Aguiñiga.  Great mutual admiration between these two women in Craft!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tanya Aguiñiga Lecture August 18th

Tanya Aguiñiga Lecture
REMINDER! This Saturday... The Final Lecture in this Series! 

  ---- Looming Election: Woven Works; Lecture Series ----
SAT, AUG 18th: Lecture Series #5     
Tanya Aguiñiga discusses how her work is informed by border experiences, 
the interconnectedness of societies and the celebration of culture. 
She is dedicated to utilizing art for community empowerment,
and she encourages us to reconsider the objects we use on a daily basis
through her fiber and design endeavors. 
You will also be able to enjoy the Looming Election, Woven Works; Exhibition (closes Sept 1st).
Cameron Taylor-Brown, Tanya Aguiñiga, Michael Rohde, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Connie Lippert.  

Please RSVP to or 323-951-0610  

8415 W. Third St. Los Angeles, CA 90048 · (next door to Freehand Gallery)   
Free parking behind Freehand, and metered street parking.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Redefining the San Andreas Faultline: 10 Women Jewelers

On view at the Craft in America Study Center from September 8 - October 27, 2012. 

The Craft in America Study Center is pleased to host Redefining the San Andreas Faultline: 10 Women Jewelers this autumn. Among the most accomplished studio jewelers working in the Golden State, ten distinctive and diverse Northern and Southern Californians will be brought together in an exhibition reflective of the range of creative statements in the hands of gifted women artists. These artists include: Barbara Berk, Harriete Estel Berman, Petra Class, Karen Gilbert, Carol Webb, Alexandra Hart, Marianne Hunter, Valerie Mitchell, Marne Ryan, and Christina Smith. 

Showing from September 8 through October 27, the exhibition is curated by Carolyn Benesh, Coeditor of Ornament Magazine, an international magazine on wearable art also based in California. Redefining the San Andreas Faultline will demonstrate how California's creative edge in art and design, dating from the mid-twentieth century, includes the individualistic characteristics of women studio jewelers who challenge themselves through their work by experimenting and redefining the possibilities of jewelry, its role and meaning, into the second decade of the twenty-first century. 

Opening Reception: September 8, 2012, Saturday, 5-7pm 

Craft in America Study Center is located at 8415 W. Third Street, Los Angeles, California 90048.