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 PST exhibition that will be taking place at the Craft in America Center December 2, 2017…
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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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The Craft in America team visited board member Carolyn Benesh and her Ornament Magazine team, Robert K Liu, and Patrick Benesh-Liu at their new office in San Marcos, California.  Ornament is the premier publication on jewelry and personal adornment.  It has covered the fields of jewelry, wearable art, and ethnographic ornamentation for over forty years. …
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We are very excited to announce our new benefit edition by Catherine Alice Michaelis: Catherine Alice Michaelis “IF WILDERNESS IS OUTLAWED, ONLY OUTLAWS CAN SAVE WILDERNESS” 2017 Inking up! for Environmental & Social Justice Quote by Edward Abbey Letterpress printed by the South Salish Sea at May Day Press by Catherine Alice Michaelis and Bill…
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Last week our schools had the privilege of experiencing a hands-on workshop with Catherine Alice Michaelis. This week, the same students from Clinton Middle School and Rosewood Elementary were able to visit the Craft in America Center in order to view and discuss the objects featured in the NATURE episode in person. Monday morning, the…
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Earth Day 2017 turned out to be such an exciting day here at the Craft in America Center with guest artist Catherine Alice Michaelis. After a wonderful week working with our School Outreach Programs, Catherine Alice was able to hold a printmaking workshop here at the Center for any visitors who wished to print their own…
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Our School Outreach Programs is pleased to have collaborated with artist Catherine Alice Michaelis this week. Catherine Alice works with printmaking and book arts; she is featured in our NATURE episode and correlating exhibition at the Craft in America Center. What was special about her visit to Los Angeles was that Catherine Alice was able…
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