Upcoming Craft Events: January 24-27

First a Date of note....Yesterday Etsy announced that January 21st was an all time high in number of page views. Drumroll please....

8.6 MILLION page views in one day!

Woah. So onto the onto the other fun stuff. This is going to be a hearty weekend friends.

Craftnight is canceled in Los Angeles. Send some love to JP who is feeling under the weather.

Tomorrow, January 24th:
Craft in Context Lecture, Excellence in Craft, in partnership with OCAC, at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in Portland. This sounds reallllly interesting if you are in the Portland area and if you go we want you to spill all the details:
This quarterly lecture series is designed to examine issues affecting the world of craft today through the lens of people who develop, create and critique new horizons in the arts. Having practiced her craft for more than 50 years, Arline Fisch is one of the most respected jewelry makers in the field. Her work melds jewelry, sculpture, and clothing, and she incorporates the structure of textiles and fiber craft into metal-based pieces that are often inspired by ancient cultures and the natural world.

Saturday, January 26th: (Ahem, Marimello's birthday...shower us with gifts as appropriate.)
Craft Protest Panel at The New School, NY, NY. If you go, we want to hear about it! Here's the blurb: "Many contemporary artists are using craft to make diverse and timely political statements. Because creating crafts is so often social and communal, they can play a vital role in the public sphere. The speakers examine the role of craft in forming national identities, especially in times of political turmoil or war; notions of patriotism; feminism and the domestic sphere; and unconventional economic models."
Artist presenting their projects: Liz Collins, artist/designer; Sabrina Gschwandtner, artist/curator; Cat Mazza, artist/activist; and Allison Smith, visual artist. Moderator: Julia Bryan-Wilson, art historian and critic, University of California at Irvine.

Sunday, January 27th:
The Market NYC, happens every Saturday and Sunday at 368 Mulberry St. Between Prince and Houston, NYC.
Artist and Fleas is also happening every Saturday and Sunday on 6th between Bedford and Berry, NYC.
And though it's not particularly crafty, it still looks like fun: The Lower East Side Girls Club is performing Sunday at 3:30 in NYC. Visit the site for details.



Tina said...

The Arline Fisch talk sounds cool. She's here in SD, I think. Hers were the only knitted pieces in the recent PBS craft exhibit at the Mingei and they were fabulous. I think we saw a whole exhibit of her knitted jewelry somewhere.

sk8ordiehard said...

I want to hear about the craftivism talk, too. kicking myself for living so.dern.far.from.it.all.