The Week in Craft: March 21, 2018

The Week in Craft: March 21, 2018

Your weekly dose of links about craft, art, design, and whatever else we’re excited about sharing

Published on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.
Jannick Deslauriers, "Sentence, souffle et linceul"

Jannick Deslauriers' Sentence, souffle et linceul on display at Art Mûr Montreal.

Courtesy of the artist

Montreal-based artist Jannick Deslauriers creates wreckage out of ethereal materials like wire mesh, silk, and tulle.

It's a truism that making a sustainable living as an artist is very difficult. Curtis Benzle, artist and retired art professor, disagrees. He teaches artists to thrive financially with a three-pronged program.

Since 2011, the Racine Art Museum has made collecting works in polymer a priority – a distinction all its own. A show taking place now celebrates the genre.

Researchers think that working with your hands may be key to making our brains very happy, CBS News reports.

The Portland Museum of Art will offer free, unlimited admission to everyone age 21 and under as of April 11.

For a brief moment, the famously armless Venus de Milo had upper limbs once again. On March 6, a full-scale replica of the statue stood at the Louvre-Rivoli metro station in Paris with 3D-printed prostheses attached to her shoulders, according to Hyperallergic. The action was organized by the aid organization Handicap International as part of its campaign to boost awareness of the global need for prosthetics.

Preservation Chicago has announced its 2018 list of endangered Chicago buildings, along with a building material: the paving bricks that remain on Chicago streets. The organization argues that the bricks have economic, safety, and aesthetic advantages over asphalt.

Attention new and emerging artists: The deadline to apply for the Hip Pop Emerging Artist program at the American Craft Show in San Francisco is fast approaching. Get your materials in by March 26 for consideration.

Head over to All My Relations Gallery in Minneapolis to see "Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island." The art calls attention to the many murdered or missing indigenous women, and the families still waiting for their return. On view through April 20.

The Clay Studio in Philadelphia has announced its new executive director. Jennifer D. Martin will now lead the organization and oversee its plans for a major expansion and relocation project.

Another great loss to the craft community: ACC Fellow, textile designer, and fiber artist Katherine Westphal died on March 14. She was 99.