A labor of love by Wisconsin's Northwest Heritage Passage, the book The Wisconsin Passage: an Adventure in the Handmade, Homegrown and Historical Offerings of Wisconsin from the Mississippi River to Lake Superior, is the culmination of a dream by the WNHP. This organization is an arts group dedicated to supporting, showcasing, and educating the public about the talents and creativity of northwest Wisconsin's communities.
The American Craft Council library is enjoying a generous donation of magazines from the Society for Contemporary Craft. The SCC offers exhibitions and hands-on art activities - and it gave us a large number of back issues of magazines from their collection.
The library received generous donations at the ACC show in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. The acquisitions include many beautiful exhibition catalogs, artist postcards, and books on woodcarving and paper. There are hours and hours of enjoyable browsing in our new additions!
Greta Tacke from the American Association of Woodturners recently dropped in to the American Craft Council and brought the library a wealth of resources for woodturners and turned wood admirers.
Woodturning Today: A Dramatic Evolution is a beautiful new book celebrating the 25th anniversary of the AAW. It describes the history of woodturning and the organization. It also celebrates the role the AAW has had on the development of contemporary woodturning and wood art. Plus, the photography is outstanding.
Over the past two weeks we've been recounting our favorite entries from the 70-year craft timeline in our August/September issue. Today's picks are from Alanna Nissen, the American Craft Council's office coordinator.
The ACC library has current subscriptions to nearly 100 magazines - but this post is about a new subscription, and a couple interesting old (and older!) donations. We invite you to come in and check them out!
In all honesty, I must admit that I had selfish reasons for supporting the creation of the 70-Year craft timeline. Here in the ACC library, we receive countless research requests for information pertaining to the history of craft. Don't get me wrong - I live for the thrill of digging up that one golden nugget of information, quote, or photograph that can help connect the dots of a thesis, exhibition, or the like.