The Week in Craft: March 28, 2018

The Week in Craft: March 28, 2018

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

Published on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
Gao Rong, Red Line & Triangle, 2015

Two pieces by Gao Rong (left to right): Red Line, 2015, wood, thread, 47.25 x 47.25 x 1.4 in. and Triangle 2, 2015, wood, thread, 41.4 x 41.4 x 1.6 in.

Courtesy of Eli Klein and © Gao Rong

We’re loving these embroidered 3D spirographs by Beijing-based artist Gao Rong.

In Minneapolis, the occupants of a dollhouse spark discussion on race.

Society of North American Goldsmiths' director Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith provides some insight into business practices, gallery approaches, and portfolio development in their latest webinar, "Craft Lab Best Practices for Artists."

Another win for the NEA: Rather than eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts, as he has threatened to do on multiple occasions, President Trump has just signed a spending bill increasing funding by $3 million.

Who needs a big kiln? Check out this special clay that allows you to make handmade masterpieces from the comfort of your own kitchen.

The Broad museum in Los Angeles has acquired another Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room, “Longing for Eternity” (2017), Hyperallergic reports. It will go on view to complement the Broad’s other Infinity Room, “The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away” (2013), which has been on display since 2015.

The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City is hosting a screening on the film J. Fred Woell: An American Vision this Thursday. Can’t make it to New York? Stay tuned for the ACC’s fall Library Salon Series lineup; we’ll be hosting our own screening in November.

The Craft in America Center kicked off its spring/summer exhibition program designed around pioneering women in craft with one of the foremost craft powerhouses: fiber artist and ACC Fellow Joyce J. Scott. The exhibition, “The Circuitry of Joyce J. Scott: A Group Exhibition of Collaboration and Innovation,” will be on view through April 14.

"Loot," the Museum of Arts and Design's annual jewelry show and sale returns April 16 – 21. This year, the event includes 35 artists from 15 countries, including Thailand.

North Bennet Street School in Boston has announced its Annual Celebration of Craft, featuring an exhibition of student and alumni furniture, jewelry, leather-bound books, handmade violins, and more. The event begins May 7.