Hundreds of exhibiting artists from all across the country (plus a few for the first time from Canada) are excitedly preparing to offer visitors to the American Craft Council's Baltimore Show an unparalleled opportunity for total immersion into everything and anything handmade at the city's convention center beginning Friday, February 27, through Sunday, March 1.
The final Friday of Fashion Week seemed like a good time to tear myself away from the office and the omnipresent computer. Thankfully Natalie Chanin, founder of Project Alabama and the creator of “grown-to-sewn in the USA” clothing line Alabama Chanin, was hosting her event this afternoon deep in the heart of Alphabet City.
The Poetics of Cloth: African Textiles / Recent Art
Edited by Lynn Gumpert, essays by Kofi Anyidoho, Gumpert and John Picton
Grey Art Gallery, New York University
New York, New York
The Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland's two oldest art colleges, have teamed to offer a joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design. This historic program may offer a glimpse into the future of arts education in America as it explores the fusion of tradition, innovation and practice with design theory and hands-on making.
A London exhibition features an international group of artists who are looking to tapestry as a vehicle for controversial issues. In conversation with the project's sponsors, Iain Aitch discovers what prompted this meeting of art and craft.
While there were no claims of Obama sightings, sounds of jubilation rose once again in Chicago during a celebration last night at the Museum of Contemporary Art, when artists across a broad array of disciplines-architecture and design, crafts and traditional arts, dance, literature, media, music, theater arts and the visual arts-were honored with United States Artists (USA) Fellowships.