Our schools cannot get enough of Consuelo Jimenez Underwood’s PST:LA/LA exhibit. This week we hosted Rosewood Elementary at the Center and we couldn’t have asked for a more enthusiastic group of 5th graders. In order to prepare Ms. Angulo’s class of 34 students, we visited their classroom to screen Consuelo’s THREADS segment. We had the…
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Craft in America has been so thrilled to host students from LAUSD’s Clinton Middle School and Fairfax Magnet Center for Visual Arts at the Center this week.  Underwood and her NALAC-mentee Sheila Rodriguez worked with the students on specific elements to be included in Underwood’s site-specific borderline. Craft in America’s education outreach program, Craft in Schools,…
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We are so honored to have our exhibition Borders and Neighbors: Craft Connectivity Between the U.S. and Mexico hosted at the Biscailuz Gallery at El Pueblo de Los Angeles. The exhibition opened last Saturday with a huge turnout. We had a packed house for Penny Morrill’ls talk “Mexican Silver Designers Imagine their Future with Roots in…
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Gerardo Monterrubio’s Mano-Made exhibit is so dramatically and vividly executed with all of its graphic imagery and dense content that most of the passerbys on the street feel the need to stop by our front window in order to view his ceramic vessels. Fairfax High School Magnet Coordinator Kelly Cohen and 3-D Art Teacher Amy Dean selected…
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Craft in America is pleased to announce that we have two new catalogs to add to our repertoire of publications. Each individual catalog is available for a donation of $10. Please email [email protected] for all inquiries. (Consuelo Jimenez Underwood Catalog coming soon) ON MANO-MADE Emily Zaiden | Director & Curator | Craft in America Center…
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Today, artist Gerardo Monterrubio gave a heartfelt and thoughtful talk at the Center. It was a full house surrounded by his magnificent work. It was remarkable how much we learned about the artist personally. While always referencing a piece of artwork, we were informed about his past via the drawings that adorn his sculpted objects….
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Craft in America’s first PST:LA/LA exhibit with work by Jaime Guerrero had a deeply informative closing with a Craft in Action guest lecture presented by clinical psychologist Dr. Carola Suarez-Orozco, Co-Director of UCLA’s Institute for Immigration, Globalization & Education. Dr. Suarez-Orozco, an expert in child, adolescent, and young adult experience of immigration. Her research examines how their…
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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 life-long artist, is an altarista, a master altar maker who teaches the meaning and history of Día…
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This past weekend, the Center hosted the opening for Gerardo Monterrubio’s current solo exhibition as part of our three Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA shows: Mano-Made: New Exhibition in Craft by Latino Artists. We were so thrilled that so many people were able to join us for the opening, as these works are crafted and designed…
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The 2017-2018 Arts Education school year has kicked off at Craft in America! We were very pleased to welcome back our Van Nuys students to the Center this morning for a significant exhibition that deals with child immigration. The artist of the body of work displayed, Jaime Guerrero, was able to meet with the high…
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