December 9th 2pm to 4pm
706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Join the screening of MINIATURES and a discussion with individuals interviewed in the episode: Laura Addison, Museum of International Folk Art; Stuart Ashman, Artes de Cuba Gallery; Nadia Hamid, International Folk Art Market; Thomas Leech, retired, New Mexico History Museum; and Maureen Russell, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Patricia Bischetti, Craft in America’s Executive Producer and Director, will facilitate the panel discussion.
New Mexico artists and organizations figure prominently in MINIATURES, which includes segments on Alexander Girard’s spectacular invented world housed in the Museum of International Folk Art’s Girard Wing; beloved New Mexico artist Gustave Baumann’s marionettes from the collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art; and International Folk Art Market artists who work at a diminutive scale, including Cuban artist Leandro Gómez Quintero, who creates small-scale, painstakingly detailed re-creations of vehicles using found materials.
More information here.
Watch the MINIATURES preview here.
New Mexico artists, museums featured in PBS show “Craft in America”
by: Fallon Fischer
Nov 14, 2023
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Artwork from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection and the Museum of International Folk Art’s collection were featured in the PBS series “Craft in America.”
The Museum of International Folk Art will host the national premiere screening of the episode, followed by a panel discussion in the museum’s Vernick Auditorium. There will be free museum admission all day, including to the screening and panel discussion.
“Craft in America” staff and film crew traveled to New Mexico twice in 2022 to film the “MINIATURES” episode. The public broadcast of “MINIATURES” on PBS will take place on Dec. 29, 2023. All episodes are available for streaming on the PBS App, craftinamerica.org, and pbs.org/craftinamerica.
Join Austin Creative Reuse for an exclusive evening with Austin-based reuse artist, Calder Kamin. They will be screening one of Craft in America’s newest episodes, PLAY. It features Calder and follows the creation of her installation, “Once Upon a Time in the Future,” which is currently on display at ACR. Meet Calder, make a unicorn brooch from reuse materials and see the episode before it airs for the public.
Friday, November 17th, 2023
6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Austin Creative Reuse
2005 Wheless LaneAustin, TX, 78723
6 pm: Doors open, Make a unicorn brooch from reuse materials with the Artist
7 pm: Screening
8 pm: Q&A with the Artist
This is a free event with donations gratefully accepted. Suggested donation: $5
All ages welcome!
This is an outdoor event. Please bring a lawn chair and dress for the weather. Rain date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
This project has been financed in whole or in part by the City of Austin’s Elevate Grant Program.
More information here.
As the longest Winter night in the Northern hemisphere approaches, Craft in America warmly invites you to our new exhibition from December 10, 2022 – March 11, 2023.
This dynamic show features woven and embroidered textiles, ceramics, woodwork, found object architecture, and intergenerational talent from Anishinaabe knowledge holders, Hmong matriarchs, woodworking folk schools, rogue architects, and more.
View a sneak peek of this exhibition featuring work from our latest Craft In America episodes (linked here): HOME / INSPIRATION. Stay tuned for upcoming events and Artist-run workshops we’ll be offering in the new year!
We are so excited to present a bonus video from the MUSIC episode featuring Jake Shimabukuro, Chris Kamaka, and Chris Kamaka Jr. playing Hi’ilawe. Please share with friends, family, craft lovers, makers, and music enthusiasts!
Save the Date: MUSIC premieres on PBS, November 20, 2015 (*check local listings).
And if you want to check out Jake Shimabukuro live, check out his tour schedule.
Please enjoy a sneak peak into the installation of The Figurative in Clay, opening this weekend. We invite you to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at our opening reception on Saturday, February 28th from 4:00 – 6:00pm.
The past few weeks have felt like Christmas. Everyday we’ve gotten a delivery for the Center’s Crafting the Cocktail exhibition, which opens this Saturday, December 6. Here are some sneak peeks.
Eugene Burks Jr. is the saddler and leathersmith of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, VA, the Army’s official ceremonial unit and oldest active duty regiment dating from 1784 and is featured in the upcoming SERVICE episode. Burks makes and maintains leather horse tack for the caissons that gracefully transport the remains of fallen comrades to their final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery and has done so for over 30 years. Mr. Burks took a few minutes to answer a few questions.
How did you learn your craft?
My craft was self taught for the first 11 years of my career. It was a trial and error type thing. I didn’t actually go to any type of schools until I was retired in 1997, to only find out I wasn’t far off the mark in my craft.
What or who are your influences?
My Grandmother and my faith are the two most influences on my life. My Grandmother was a dress maker and she always sat me beside her as she sewed. My faith allows me to be the best that I can.
What does craft mean to you?
It is a total blessing to be able to have a job you enjoy doing for 30 years. That alone is half the pay. And to be able to teach other soldiers the craft is great.
What does the military mean to you?
The military gave me structure which I needed, coming in at 17 years old. It also gives me a great amount of pride to work with young soldiers and to see them grow into fine men and women.
What is the importance of craft in the military?
Crafts across the board is a lost art. You don’t find to0 many things these days that are handmade. No personal touch. It is kind of like home cooking, you know some time and love was put in it. At one point the military was full of all different types of trades which soldiers could use when they got out. Not so much today. I think technology has changed a lot of the crafts the military are in demand of now.
What is horse tack?
Horse tack is equipment used to have control of the horse, keeping in mind the comfort of the first.
Can you tell us about the difference pieces of tack that you make?
I can make over 150 pieces of 1916 Field Artillery Harness. All of the tack is made to original specs. We do have the capability to make modifications for our horses.
What challenges do you face in your work?
The biggest challenge is keeping tradition. People come in at times and want to change things not even taking it in consideration. We have to protect it at all times. It is our history you can’t change it.
Is there a particularly memorable day or moment that you’d like to share?
I hear myself say the right things and what is really in my heart. But to see the passion in my own eyes for the first time for what I have been blessed to do, brought tears to my eyes on the last portion of the your video. That is the most memorable moment so far. Thanks for opportunity to see myself and to confirm I am where I’m suppose to be.
Please tune in for the premiere of SERVICE starting November 2 on PBS (check local listings).
Special preview screenings of Craft in America: SERVICE are being held across America in museums, craft fairs and festivals, partnering with us in a celebration of the beauty and art of the handmade. We hope you can attend a screening near you or watch the episode on PBS starting November 2 (please check local listings).
October 3, 2014, at dusk
Salvaged Studio, Milwaukee, WI
October 3-12, 2014
Village Artisans Gallery, Boiling Springs, PA
October 9, 2014, 6:00pm
Center for Maine Craft, Biddeford, ME
October 11, 2014, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Craftworks at Cool Spring, Charles Town, WV
October 22, 2014, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
October 28, 2014, 7:00 – 9:30pm
Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, Los Angeles, CA
October 29, 2014, 6:00pm
North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA
October 30, 2014, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
October 30, 2014
Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA
October 30, 2014 – November 2, 2014
Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC
November 6, 2014, 6:30pm
Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC