NEIGHBORS explores the people, history, and traditions of crafts from the U.S. and Mexico, noting how aesthetics cross over and back again in a living and ongoing cultural exchange. Featured artists include ceramic artist Gerardo Monterrubio; ceramic artists Magdalena Pedro... MORE »
“The Great Wall of Los Angeles” mural by Judy Baca and SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center) is a pictorial history of ethnic peoples of California from prehistoric times to the 1950’s. Bonus video from NEIGHBORS episode PBS... MORE »
Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists Gerardo Monterrubio October 14 – November 25, 2017 A trio of solo exhibitions by Mexican-Californian craft pioneers Curated by Emily Zaiden, Craft in America Center Director (En español a continuación.) Craft... MORE »
In conjunction with Freehand Gallery, Craft in America has commissioned an altar from master altar maker Ofelia Esparza and her daughter Rosanna to be displayed in the window next to the Center at Freehand Gallery. Ofelia Esparza, educator and... MORE »
Penny Morrill Talk: Mexican Silver Designers Imagine their Future with Roots in the Past November 16, 2017, 6pm at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Author and historian Penny Morrill, Ph.D. was included in the NEIGHBORS episode.
Carlomagno Pedro Martínez is a Mexican ceramic artist from San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, a Zapotec town famous for producing barro negro, polished black pottery. Carlomagno comes from a long line of ceramic artists and as a young child,... MORE »
Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists is a trio of subsequent solo exhibitions by three preeminent Mexican Californian artists — Jaime Guerrero (8/26-10/7), Gerardo Monterrubio (10/14-11/25) and Consuelo Jimenez Underwood (12/2-1/20). Each artist employs unprecedented formal approaches... MORE »
Watch a close up of Jim Bassler weaving. Bassler was introduced to the textile traditions, including the hooking of rugs, at an early age from his father. The Cold War strategies gave him the opportunity to see the world... MORE »