It’s hard to believe that Craft in America has aired on PBS for ten years!  What a grand experience these ten years have been! The objects on display for the 10thAnniversary Exhibition at the Craft in America Center on West Third Street in Los Angeles are testament to ten years well spent.  The exhibition highlights several of…
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As a part of his upcoming exhibition at the Center, artist Jaime Guerrero is looking for more handwritten letters from child migrants to Los Angeles. These letters will cover the walls at the Craft in America Center–surrounding Guerrero’s glass sculptures of children detained at the border. The letters will also be digitized to craftinamerica.org where they will…
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In the 1930s, the city of Taxco became a center for jewelry production in Mexico through the entrepreneurship of American architect and designer William Spratling. Today, a new generation of jewelry designers are carrying on the art of silversmithing in modern ways. The first workshop the Craft in America film crew visited was Carmen Tapia’s,…
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On this warm July morning, as schools are out for the summer and camps are in full swing, a group of middle and high school students from the summer program at Heart of Los Angeles (HoLA) paid us a visit at the Center. HoLA students had the chance to meet Kazuki Takizawa as his exhibition…
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The SummerStudio 2017 is underway at Kutztown University. SummerStudio is a partnership with Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, National Art Education Association and Craft In America. One of the workshops was taught by Julie Chen, who showed students different book arts making techniques. Jeff Oestreich taught the ceramics class where they learned how to make faceted ceramic pieces. Janna…
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Craft in America is pleased to announce that the Los Angeles Central Library will be hosting a FREE talk with artist Therman Statom on Saturday, June 17 at 2pm. Therman will be talking about his grand chandeliers that hang in the Bradley wing, as well as his efforts in art education and advocacy. The Center’s “Craft…
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To join in on the conversation, use #craftinactionmentalhealth on social media. This past weekend, the Craft in America Center hosted the second in series about art as a vehicle for social change: Craft in Action: Art & Mental Health. The exhibition Kazuki Takizawa: Catharsis Contained set the stage for this talk between artist Kazuki Takizawa…
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Kazuki Takizawa spoke to two classes at Van Nuys High this morning, inspiring AP Drawing students to pursue the path of art and others to consider how art is a channel for expression. This was the first exposure most of the students had to blown glass as an art discipline. They asked questions about Kazuki’s…
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This past Friday the Center’s Education team met with artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, her mentee Sheila Rodriguez, Fairfax High School Magnet Coordinator Rochelle Labowitz and Teacher Kelly Cohen, and Clinton Middle School Art Teacher Ronieka Pinkney. We discussed Consuelo’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition that will be taking place at the Craft in America Center…
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After the opening reception for Kazuki Takizawa’s solo exhibit Catharsis Contained this weekend, we welcomed AP photography students from Fairfax High School for a special talk with the artist bright and early Monday morning.  To begin, the teens were immediately fascinated by the variety of colors, shapes, and patterns in his work. After viewing the…
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