Craft in America: MUSIC is reairing on select PBS stations. Check below for your local station. MUSIC features interviews and performances from Joan Baez, Rhiannon Giddens, Director of the Count Basie Orchestra Scotty Barnhart, banjo master Tony Ellis, Los Angeles Philharmonic timpanist Joseph Pereira, and virtuoso ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro. Instrument makers featured are Martin Guitar, Hartel…
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Last month, the Craft in America crew visited Jaime Guerrero’s studio in Los Angeles. Jaime and his assistant Tyler taught a group of high school students about glassblowing and they all got a chance to try it out. How exciting! We also filmed a few of Jaime’s pieces in his studio, including Farm Worker, which was included in…
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Watch the talk online here. Fiber artist Joy Stocksdale was greeted with a warm reception on Saturday April 1 and she reciprocated by sharing with us her warmest memories while growing up. Joy began her presentation by showing us images of her as a child and of the home she grew up in. She explained…
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NATURE: Highlights from the Episode opened on Saturday, March 18. All but one of the works in the show come directly from plants, but all of the works very much relate back to the theme of the episode: exploring the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Preston Singletary’s glass interpretation of the Tlingit creation myth…
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Last month, Craft in America filmed painter and muralist Judy Baca, and artists at the organization she co-founded, Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) in Venice, CA. Perhaps her most famous work is The Great Wall of Los Angeles, first commissioned in the early 1970s and located in the Tujunga Wash. We filmed Baca…
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“It’s a rare day that I show up someplace and get to just talk about myself–no dog and pony show.” Dante Marioni spoke at the Craft in America Center on March 9th where he did just that: talked about himself with good humor and surprising candor. He also qualified his quote by saying, “If you…
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This past Saturday, artist Jaydan Moore gave an insightful talk at the Craft in America Center into his practice and the artists that inspire him. He took us on a journey through his past, coming from a family of third generation tombstone makers, to the many craft schools where he has studied. He kept the…
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After their visit to the Craft in America Center, students from Fairfax and Van Nuys High School had a special workshop at their schools with artist Jaydan Moore on Wednesday and Thursday. Jaydan Moore was introduced to each classroom and was able to speak directly with them about his own work and inspirations. The students were…
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