On February 1, 2019, the Craft in America Center will celebrate a decade of serving Southern California as a craft-based non-profit museum and education center by expanding its space. Located in the heart of Los Angeles in the thriving West Third Street Business District, the Craft in America Center has become a nationally recognized destination…
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As mentioned in our previous post, we have hosted two new schools this January as part of our Craft in Schools educational programming. This week Firebaugh High School, which is part of the Lynwood School District, visited our Center for the first time. It was great having a range of grades 9th-12th and having them all learn our curriculum…
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Craft in America is super excited to have two new schools partner with our Center through our Craft in Schools educational programming. One of the two, Grandview Boulevard Elementary, visited us for the first time on Friday, January 11. It was a rare treat for the Center to host a class of 2nd graders, and we were absolutely thrilled…
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CALIFORNIA and VISIONARIES premieres on PBS starting Dec 21, 2018. Below is a list of airdates/times by state. Please check your local PBS schedule to confirm. ALABAMA: Dec 21, 2018, 9pm, 10pm WBIQ Birmingham, AL WIIQ Demopolis, AL WDIQ Dozier, AL WFIQ Florence, AL WHIQ Huntsville, AL WGIQ Louisville, AL WEIQ Mobile, AL WAIQ Montgomery,…
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Last week, as Pamela Weir Quiton’s exhibition began it’s deinstallation, the Center’s Education Outreach Coordinator visited Fairfax Magnet for a follow up workshop with the students who visited the “Made to Play” exhibition. The Coordinator acted as workshop lead and provided a brief prompt for the students to think of creative ways to build, destroy,…
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The Craft in America Center was delighted to have the longtime director of the Gamble House, Ted Bosley, speak at the opening of “Rooted: Craft Origins from the CALIFORNIA episode.” With 28 years of service to the Gamble House, he brought with him a wealthy amount of insight as to who Charles and Henry Green…
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As we approach the last few days of Pamela Weir-Quiton’s “Made to Play” exhibition, the Craft in America Center made sure it invited as many people as possible to view these wooden creatures before they went away. The Center received an influx of people over the Thanksgiving weekend, and once classes resumed, two separate class…
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We are always so thrilled when other organizations promote the handmade, and our friends at Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) are doing just that. Founded in 1997, Art Jewelry Forum has consistently promoted art jewelry–that is jewelry that also functions as fine art. Through publications, funding of exhibitions, and their website, AJF has multiple platforms to…
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Bernard Kester has passed away at the age of 90. This venerated professor, master designer, artist, curator, writer, and inspirational mentor has left an estimable legacy at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Craft and Folk Art Museum. He was a critically important figure in the California and…
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Pamela Weir-Quiton’s “Made to Play” exhibition at the Center has seen a lot of foot traffic its opening week and we can’t help but enjoy the glee on visitor’s faces when they’re informed that they may ride the rocking horse. Adults cannot believe that they may comfortably sit on a full size rocking horse. We…
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