This past Saturday, art jewelry advocate Susan Cummins walked a full house through the wearable artworks of Joyce J. Scott. As the former owner of a gallery that dealt in fine art jewelry, a collector, and now the director of the Rotasa Foundation, Cummins had a unique access point for Scott’s work. Cummins spoke specifically…
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In serendipity with Women’s History Month, The Craft in America Center is celebrating the contributions of pioneering women in craft with a line-up of exhibitions for 2018. Craft in America is dedicated to promoting the finest handmade artworks in the United States, and through our exhibition schedule, we will be presenting work by a slew…
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Students from Jo Lauria’s Made in L.A. class at Otis College of Art and Design visited the Center today. While here, they viewed our current exhibition The Circuitry of Joyce J. Scott: A Group Exhibition of Collaboration and Innovation, watched Joyce J. Scott’s segment from the episode MESSAGES. Being a class comprised of sophomores, every…
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This past Saturday, we had the pleasure of hosting the opening for The Circuitry of Joyce J. Scott: A Group Exhibition of Collaboration and Innovation at the Center. Artist William Rhodes was in attendance and able to explain his works in depth to people that asked. He spoke about his piece House of Ibeji in depth…
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On Sunday, the Craft in America Center welcomed over a dozen individuals for a special Valentine making workshop with artist Corinna Cotsen. We had a full house and every person was eager to create cards for friends, loved ones, and themselves. Corinna gathered all kinds of inspiring materials: cardstock, scrapbook paper, stamps, ink, glue, ribbon,…
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Thanks to the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Education Program, many teachers received free field trips to cultural institutions across LA County to see PST: LA/LA exhibitions. One of the teachers that applied for this wonderful opportunity is Marka Carson from Montvue Elementary in Pomona! She and her 4th grade class were paired with Craft in…
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Thank you for everyone that joined us this past Sunday at the Biscailuz Gallery at El Pueblo de Los Angeles for a conversation between fiber artist Jim Bassler and botanist/anthropologist/Director of the Ethnobotanical Garden Alejandro de Ávila Blomberg. The conversation was surrounded by of our exhibition Borders and Neighbors: Craft Connectivity Between the U.S. and Mexico…
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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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