BRUT FORCE California Handmade: The Masters of Craft “There are no innovative artists who can afford to live in New York anymore. It’s ridiculous. If you want something that’s fresh and new and avant-garde, they won’t be in New York. In LA, you can have a massive studio space for a fraction of the cost.”…
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SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE California Handmade: State of the Arts exhibit highlights the DIY craft By Michelle Mills June 5, 2015 Crafting and do-it-yourself projects are big moneymakers today. There are television shows, websites and apps dedicated to the to the art movement, and now there’s a new exhibit. “California Handmade: State of the Arts”…
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CRAFT IN AMERICA: BORDERS and NEIGHBORS episodes Craft in America announces two new episodes of the Peabody Award-winning documentary series, Craft in America. Now in its 9th season on PBS, Craft in America: BORDERS and Craft in America: NEIGHBORS will be broadcast nationwide on Friday, September 29, 2017 (*check local listings). These episodes are part of Pacific…
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LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS Passing on the art and craft of pottery By Sandra Barrera January 14, 2014 Jeff Oestreich is among the last of the studio craft potters. A true artisan, the 66-year-old mixes his own clay, throws it on the wheel and then fire glazes the pieces at his studio in Minnesota country…
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2016 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…
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AMERICAN CRAFT MAGAZINE DECEMBER/JANUARY 2013 Shows to See: December/January 2013 CA / Los Angeles Craft in America Study Center Good Enough to Eat: The Fusion of Food and Craft April 20 to June 22, 2013 Craft has been linked to food since that first caveman made a bowl for his saber-toothed tiger stew. “Good Enough…
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SURFACE DESIGN ASSOCIATION BLOG Small Museum, Big Mission: Craft in America Study Center By Patricia Malarcher December 28, 2012 A stunning display of handblown glass in the Freehand Gallery’s window might be what prompts you to stop at 8413 Third Street in Los Angeles. But take a couple of steps to the left and under…
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LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE “Soldiers Turned Artists” Explores the Consequences of War By Amy Newlove Schroeder May 26, 2015 “How we forget, that is where the suffering and death is,” says visual artist and Iraq war veteran Ash Kyrie. “As we move away from the event, critical information is being lost, slowly but surely.” In a painful…
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2016 The Spotlight: Functional Lighting as Illuminated Sculpture June 11, 2016 – August 20, 2016 Opening Reception: June 11, 2016, 6:00-8:00pm ­­ Los Angeles, CA – The Craft in America Center is partnering with The Furniture Society for a lighting exhibition to be hosted at the Craft in America Center this summer….
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