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ACC Library Salon Series: Garth Johnson Movie Night
Art-A-Whirl Kickoff Party: Garth Johnson Movie Night
Reception from 4-8 p.m. / Presentation starts at 6 p.m.
Please join us for a salon on the opening night of Art-A-Whirl, the Northeast Art District’s annual studio tour. Start your night off right with free refreshments and a presentation by Garth Johnson of ExtremeCraft.com. Garth will present a selection of film clips portraying craft in popular culture and history. You’ll see segments from shows like The Wonder Years (Season 2, Episode 6: Pottery Will Get You Nowhere), Star Trek, and rare vintage films from the American Craft Council Library and archives.
We’re also taking this opportunity to host a reception and proudly showcase the work of ACC members who are also showing in this year’s Art-A-Whirl Studio Tour. Come preview this incredible work! We’re hoping for a full house, so please let us know if you plan on attending. Contact Jordan McDonald, education coordinator at [email protected] or (612) 206-3133.
Garth Johnson is a writer, artist and educator who lives and works in Eureka, California. He is an assistant professor of art at College of the Redwoods. Garth has written for magazines like CRAFT, Readymade, FiberArts and Hand/Eye. His first book, 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse was published by Quarry in November, 2009. He has also contributed to books like Handmade Nation, Craftivity, Craft Corps, and World of Geekcraft. His work has been exhibited internationally, as well as featured in magazines such as The Observer, Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, Metropolis, and The Artist’s Magazine.
Garth is also a curator, with two recent exhibitions under his belt. His first exhibition, “Renewal Notice,” was curated for the 2010 American Conservation Film Festival in Shepherdstown, WV. His second exhibition, “Era Messages,” was curated from the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon. That exhibition was on display at the museum from January-June 2011.
Also, mark your calendar for our Salon on Thursday, June 21st:
Give & Take: Co-presented by Works Progress
With presentations by: Katie Hargrave, Mike Haeg the Mayor of Mount Holly Minnesota, Rebecca Yaker, and a performance by Prairie Fire Lady Choir, and much, much more!
This activity is funded in part by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 2, 2008.
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