Web Extras: June/July 2014

Web Extras: June/July 2014

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Detail of Sayuri Sasaki Hemann's Tidepools installation at the Portland International Airport

As seen in the June/July 2014 issue of American Craft magazine...

Mira Nakashima Revisited
We last sat down with George Nakashima’s daughter Mira two years ago on a visit to the Nakashima workshop in Pennsylvania. In March, Mira Nakashima was in the Twin Cities, and we had the chance to catch up with her again – this time about the legacy of the Nakashima woodworking enterprise and the challenges of continuing a family furniture business. View this exclusive video (and the previous one, if you haven’t seen it).

Floating World
Japanese American artist Sayuri Sasaki Hemann’s installation Tidepools is on display at Oregon’s Portland International Airport, where it is now part of the permanent collection. Hemann’s fiber jellyfish are part of the work, which honors the victims of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. ACC librarian Jessica Shaykett spoke with the artist in an online Q&A about the exhibition. If you’re traveling through PDX, you can check out the creatures for yourself on Concourse D.

ACC on the Ground
This spring has been chock-full of craft conferences, and the American Craft Council staff has been on hand to bring you the highlights.

In March, the Glass Art Society held its yearly conference in Chicago for the first time. The 43rd annual conference had a special focus on community and collaboration, bringing in artists from other mediums, including Theaster Gates and Albert Paley. Read an online recap of the four-day event by American Craft’s Monica Moses.

“Material World,” the 48th annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, was also held in March. Senior editor Julie K. Hanus and librarian Jessica Shaykett traveled to Milwaukee to report on the gathering, which included a roundtable on social transformation with Pittsburgh’s Bill Strickland [“The Smoke Has Cleared,” page 84], Chris Staley, and the ubiquitous Theaster Gates among the panelists.

To round out the spring convenings, “From Grains to Gold,” the Society of North American Goldsmiths’ 43rd annual conference, took place in April in Minneapolis, where the first-ever SNAG conference was held in 1970. As part of the studio crawl, the ACC hosted a jewelry exhibition of work by Rachel Timmins, April Wood, and ACC Fellow Sharon Church. Librarian Jessica Shaykett reports on the event online.
 


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April/May 2014

February/March 2014

December/January 2014

October/November 2013

August/September 2013

June/July 2013

April/May 2013

February/March 2013

December/January 2013

October/November 2012

August/September 2012

June/July 2012

April/May 2012