Crafts on PBS with Syd Carpenter, Helen Drutt English, and Wharton Esherick Museum
November 10, 2022
PBS Broadcast Premier December 16, 2022, 10pm (check local listings)
Philadelphia artists Syd Carpenter, Helen Drutt English, and the Wharton Esherick Museum are cornerstones in Craft in America’s newest episode HOME, premiering November 1 on the digital platforms of PBS and Craft in America. The PBS broadcast premiere is December 16 at 10pm (check local listings). The episode HOME is part of the new season of Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning documentary series on PBS discovering the beauty, significance and relevance of handmade objects and the artists who create them. View the full episode here
A free public screening happens November 11, 11:15am at CraftNOW’s Symposium, at the Moore College Art and Design. A panel with the featured artists follows. The Symposium is part of CraftMONTH in Philadelphia and coincides with the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.
Philadelphia artists Syd Carpenter, Helen Drutt English, and the Wharton Esherick Museum help viewers explore the many meanings of HOME. The word has taken on heightened importance in recent years. Craft in America’s episode embraces the many facets of Home—from the physical structure, to the belongings we cherish, to the meals we share with family and friends. “Through the artists and stories represented in this episode, HOME honors the significance of our surroundings, while also acknowledging the challenging histories that have shaped our ideas of it,” shares Carol Sauvion, Executive Director of Craft in America. Executive Producer Patricia Bischetti adds, “HOME offers a nuanced exploration of the environments we make and the personal, historical, and creative influences that shape them.”