Kazuki Takizawa spoke to two classes at Van Nuys High this morning, inspiring AP Drawing students to pursue the path of art and others to consider how art is a channel for expression. This was the first exposure most of the students had to blown glass as an art discipline. They asked questions about Kazuki’s…
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This past Friday the Center’s Education team met with artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, her mentee Sheila Rodriguez, Fairfax High School Magnet Coordinator Rochelle Labowitz and Teacher Kelly Cohen, and Clinton Middle School Art Teacher Ronieka Pinkney. We discussed Consuelo’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition that will be taking place at the Craft in America Center…
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After the opening reception for Kazuki Takizawa’s solo exhibit Catharsis Contained this weekend, we welcomed AP photography students from Fairfax High School for a special talk with the artist bright and early Monday morning.  To begin, the teens were immediately fascinated by the variety of colors, shapes, and patterns in his work. After viewing the…
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The Craft in America team visited board member Carolyn Benesh and her Ornament Magazine team, Robert K Liu, and Patrick Benesh-Liu at their new office in San Marcos, California.  Ornament is the premier publication on jewelry and personal adornment.  It has covered the fields of jewelry, wearable art, and ethnographic ornamentation for over forty years. …
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We are very excited to announce our new benefit edition by Catherine Alice Michaelis: Catherine Alice Michaelis “IF WILDERNESS IS OUTLAWED, ONLY OUTLAWS CAN SAVE WILDERNESS” 2017 Inking up! for Environmental & Social Justice Quote by Edward Abbey Letterpress printed by the South Salish Sea at May Day Press by Catherine Alice Michaelis and Bill…
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Last week our schools had the privilege of experiencing a hands-on workshop with Catherine Alice Michaelis. This week, the same students from Clinton Middle School and Rosewood Elementary were able to visit the Craft in America Center in order to view and discuss the objects featured in the NATURE episode in person. Monday morning, the…
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Earth Day 2017 turned out to be such an exciting day here at the Craft in America Center with guest artist Catherine Alice Michaelis. After a wonderful week working with our School Outreach Programs, Catherine Alice was able to hold a printmaking workshop here at the Center for any visitors who wished to print their own…
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Our School Outreach Programs is pleased to have collaborated with artist Catherine Alice Michaelis this week. Catherine Alice works with printmaking and book arts; she is featured in our NATURE episode and correlating exhibition at the Craft in America Center. What was special about her visit to Los Angeles was that Catherine Alice was able…
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Getty Multicultural Undergrad Internships The intern will provide support and assist in various aspects of the outreach, promotion, and final stages of development and execution of Craft in America’s exhibitions, projects, and programming plans for Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles/Latin America. The intern will participate in community engagement and communication with outside organizations, student groups,…
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Craft in America: NATURE premieres on PBS starting Friday, April 21, 2017. Here’s a list of stations airing the episode. NATURE features sculptor Patrick Dougherty, fiber artist Mary Merkel-Hess, woodcarver Michelle Holzapfel, book artist Catherine Alice Michaelis, and glass artist Preston Singletary. (*check local listings to confirm) Friday, April 21 at 8pm Arkansas Educational Television (5 stations)…
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