Upcoming: New episode MESSAGES premieres May 24

Craft in America is proud to announce the latest episode of our Peabody-Award winning PBS series!

The episode MESSAGES will premiere nationwide Tuesday, May 24th at 8pm. In this episode, we will explore how craft artists use their skills to express personal and political view points. Featured are glass artist Beth Lipman, bead artist Joyce J. Scott, New Mexico santero Charles M. Carrillo, and jewelry and sculpture artist Thomas Mann. To start exploring the theme of messages, check out this clip of Curator George Ciscle discussing the work of Joyce J. Scott.

Curator George Ciscle, seated in front of Rodin’s The Thinker at the Baltimore Museum of Art, explores the messages embedded in various pieces of Joyce J. Scott’s work, including the No Mommy, Me series and Man Eating Watermelon.