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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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. Jaime Guerrero’s catalog is available for a donation of $10 and Gerardo Monterrubio’s catalog is available for a donation of $13. Please email [email protected] for all inquiries. (Consuelo Jimenez Underwood Catalog coming soon) ON MANO-MADE…
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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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