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Calendar / American Craft Weekend
Saturday February 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Celebrate all-American craft on the closing weekend of the Museum’s MADE IN AMERICA – Craft Icons of the 50 States exhibition.
On Saturday enjoy craft demonstrations throughout the day and screenings of PBS’s popular series, CRAFT IN AMERICA, featuring some artists currently on view in the exhibition. Episodes shown will include Service, Industry, Community, Landscape and Memory.
12 – 2pm
Joan Laib – Nantucket Basket Weaving
Izzy Elizondo of Falling Sky Pottery
2:30 – 4:30pm
CRAFT IN AMERICA Film Screenings Schedule
12:30 – Memory
It is sometimes in the most humble objects that our history is most vividly recalled. Craft objects, being made by hand to use, to collect, to be part of our everyday lives, are more than our history, they are our memory. MEMORY features woodworker Sam Maloof, furniture maker Garry Knox Bennett, basket makers Mary Jackson and Pat Courtney Gold, and blacksmith Tom Joyce. We see what these artists are doing to ensure that this most basic form of human expression – creating from nature with ones hands – does not become a thing of the past.
1:30 – Landscape
LANDSCAPE looks at the sublime and complex relationship between craft artists and their environment. The work these artists create often embodies the power, beauty and fragility of the natural world. LANDSCAPE highlights artists Jan Yager, Kit Carson, David Gurney, Richard Notkin, George Nakashima and Mira Nakashima. Their art is both a reflection of and commentary on the environment in which they live. Also featuring the Timberline Lodge, this hour discovers the handmade in landscapes where it is often hiding in plain sight.
2:30 – Community
COMMUNITY focuses on the groups that give strength to craft artists and their work, as schools, religions, societies, or just friends bring together people to create. Featuring glass artists Jamex & Einar de la Torre, glass artist Preston Singletary, Pilchuck Glass School, potter Sarah Jaeger, jeweler Ken Loeber, basket maker Dona Look, Mississippi Cultural Crossroads, Penland School of Crafts, and jewelry artists Denise & Samuel Wallace.
3:30 – Industry
Handmade in the Creative Economy. Featuring Gee’s Bend quilters Lucy Mingo & Mary Ann Pettway, quilter Joe Cunningham, boat builder Graham McKay & Lowell’s Boat Shop, artist Bethanne Knudson & Libby O’Bryan & The Oriole Mill, jewelry artist Shane Yamane, and Etsy.
4:30 – Service
The SERVICE episode is the story of craft and the military. From the origins of the Army Arts and Crafts Program and the G.I. Bill to contemporary soldiers and veterans, SERVICE documents the power of the handmade to inspire, motivate and heal. Featured artists include Eugene Burks Jr., Pam DeLuco, Judas Recendez, Ehren Tool and Peter Voulkos.