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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09/21/2018 Clinton Middle School’s Art Teacher, Ms. Pinkney, is always excited to hear when the Craft in America Center has planned a field trip and workshop for her students. She has visited us now for over two full school years and consistently brings a bright group of young teens to explore our exhibitions. Today they…
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Last night the Center welcomed guests at a special time to discuss Kiff Slemmon’s work and literature. Slemmons has such wonderful books that touch upon her metal work and series Hands of the Heroes and Re:Pair and Imperfection, as well as her more recent paper jewelry discussed in Kiff Slemmons & Arte Papel Oaxaca. Our evening started off with…
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My internship has finally come to an end, and I now know more about craft than I ever imagined. During my ten weeks as a Getty Intern, I have learned so much about the difficulty of running a nonprofit and the absolute importance of cultural institutions like Craft in America. This experience has opened my…
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We are so proud to host Fiber Art Now‘s Excellence in Fibers IV next year from May 11 to July 6, 2019! We encourage any and all of our fiber artists to apply. All the information about submitting to be potentially chosen for this exhibition can be found here: http://www.fiberartnowentry.net/ Deadline: Midnight (CDT), Sunday, September 2, 2018…
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