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Ten Years of Craft in America: Selections from the Permanent Collection July 22-August 12, 2017 Craft in America celebrates ten years of the documentary series with an exhibition at the Center. Ten Years of Craft in America: Selections from the Permanent Collection features key artworks from the seventeen episodes of Craft in America. These objects…
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Kazuki Takizawa: Catharsis Contained May 20 – July 15, 2017 “The harmonization of the radically different, such as, violence and meditation, spontaneity and meticulousness, and destruction and repair is found in the process, as well as the result of my work.” Los Angeles artist Kazuki Takizawa elucidates human emotions in the shimmering, fragile form of…
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NATURE: Highlights from the Episode March 18 – May 13, 2017 “I try to translate this environment for other people to enjoy and understand.” -Mary Merkel-Hess The artists featured in this exhibition challenge viewers to reassess our relationship to the natural world and question whether or not we have been positive custodians of the landscape…
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The Craft School Experience: Outcomes and Revelations January 21 – March 11, 2017 Craft in America Center, Los Angeles Part of what has helped to drive the spirit of experimentation, investigation, communication and mastery in the field of craft is the immersive experience offered through workshops and residencies at five historic American craft schools: Arrowmont…
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TEACHERS: Highlights from the Episode November 12, 2016 – January 7, 2017 Opening Reception: November 12, 5-7pm Therman Statom artist talk, 5pm Experience the artworks of artists featured in our recent episode, TEACHERS. This exhibition brings together works in fiber, glass and ceramics made by some of the leading voices in art education from across…
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Politically Speaking: New American Ideals in Contemporary Jewelry August 27 – November 5, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, August 27, 2016 In this landmark election year of unprecedented maneuvers, contested practices and fundamental ideological polarization, the Craft in America Center presents an exhibition of art jewelry that confronts the topical issues that Americans are facing. Through…
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We are excited to partner with The Furniture Society for a lighting exhibition to be hosted at the Craft in America Center this summer! The exhibition will run from June 11, 2016 – August 20, 2016. Hovering between art and engineering, lighting design requires multidisciplinary creativity and finesse. Our direct engagement with lighting objects is often limited…
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School Outreach Showcase: Artwork by Van Nuys and Fairfax High School Students May 14 – 28, 2016 Now in its second year, Craft in America’s School Outreach Program has grown to include both Fairfax High School Visual Arts Magnet and Van Nuys High School this year. This exhibition highlights artwork created by students at both schools throughout…
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John Cederquist and the Art of Painting with Wood Feb 27, 2016 – April 23, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb 27, 2016, 4:00-6:00pm The Craft in America Center will feature a retrospective of recent work by acclaimed furniture artist John Cederquist, whose masterful trompe l’oeil inlay work is unrivaled in its visual and intellectual complexity….
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CELEBRATION: FESTIVE CRAFT FROM THE EPISODE December 5, 2015 – February 20, 2016 The Craft in America Center marks the holiday season with a new exhibition, CELEBRATION: Festive Craft from the Episode, on view from December 5, 2015 through February 20, 2016. CELEBRATION examines the role craft plays in our holiday customs, with a focus…
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