Friday, October 25, 2013

Goodbye, Eudorah; Hello, Forge!

Tomorrow is the last day that Eudorah M. Moore: The Journey of a Visionary will be on display at the Craft in America Center, so stop by to visit if you haven't already! The show features objects from a number of the exhibitions Eudorah curated, including the seminal California Design series, and offers a unique look back at the dawn of the golden age for craft art, both in California and across the country.

Next up will be a sampling of collage artist Hidde Van Duym's work; you can read more about him and the show here, and sign up for a creative, hands-on workshop with Hidde here.

In the mean time, though, be sure to tune in for the premiere of Craft in America's latest episode, Forge, which happens tonight on PBS. You'll have to check your local listing for the time and channel, but you won't want to miss this one, which features a pioneering young female metalsmith named Chloe Darke taking on tradition at Old Newbury Crafters as well as Iraq war veteran Tom Pullin's haunting work.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Back to Folk School

Join us at the Craft in America Center tonight at 7:00 pm for a special sneak preview of segments from Craft in America's December episode, HOLIDAY, plus a talk and some tunes featuring Jan Davidson and the Craft in America House Band.

We'll be screening never-before-seen pieces of the episode featuring woodcarver Harley Refsal; Jan Davidson, president of the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina, will talk about his time at the school and the work he's done there. We'll wrap up the evening with a few songs played by Jan and the Craft in America House Band.

The Craft in America Center is located at 8415 W. 3rd street, and while all are welcome space is limited, so please RSVP if you're planning on joining us!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Last Saturday the Craft in America Center was filled to capacity with folks listening to moderator Jo Lauria talk with Lois Boardman, John McLean and Richard Amend about Eudorah Moore's years at the NEA and work on the California Design exhibitions. All of the panelists had been privileged to work with Eudorah professionally; her sons were also in the audience, and they added a few personal reminiscences at the end of the evening. The Eudorah M. Moore: Journey of a Visionary exhibition is up through October 26, so stop by and check it out if you haven't already-- it's a fascinating look at the history of the Eudorah's career and the California craft renaissance of the 60's and 70's!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Backyard Bite and Compartés Chocolatiers

Check out blogger Amy T. Shuster's breakdown of one of our fun summer events: a chocolate and printmaking class held in our Center on west 3rd Street. Participants learned about the process of making artisanal chocolate and the secret to the colorful tops of Compartés Chocolatiers' delectable truffles; they also made monotype prints under the guidance of printmaker extraordinaire Christina Carroll. Amy's got some beautiful photos of the day, the prints and the food, so be sure to head over to Backyard Bites to check it all out!