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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Here is a listing of Craft in America: BORDERS and NEIGHBORS airdates organized by state. *BORDERS airdates are indicated as (B) and NEIGHBORS airdates are indicated by (N). Alabama Public Television Sept 29, 9pm (B), 10pm (N) Alaska Public Media Sept 29, 9pm (B), 10pm (N) KUAC Fairbanks, AK Oct 5, 9pm (B), Oct 5, 10pm (N), Oct…
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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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