August/September 2017

August/September 2017

The Access Issue
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Welcome to our issue about access. Learn about artists, organizations, and programs trying to bring craft skills and understanding to a broader audience.

Articles will become available online throughout August and September. To read the articles sooner than they're available online, become a member and enjoy a subscription to American Craft magazine as part of your ACC membership.


Piotr Szyhalski

Louder Than Words

Piotr Szyhalski’s larger-than-life letterpress amplifies voices in an age of protest.
Theaster Gates

Intentions and Impact

Theaster Gates’ social-practice initiatives show how tricky it can be to do unadulterated good.
2017 women's march

The Hat that Roared

An upcoming exhibition traces how a humble handmade cap became a global symbol of protest.
Jaime Guerrero La Venta

To See Clearly

Through his expansive sculptures, artist and teacher Jaime Guerrero wants to shed light on people in the shadows.

In Every Issue

As I See It


Creative Forces masks

Arts in Service

Military patients find real hope in a growing creative therapy program.

Shop Talk

Collective Unconscious

One Piece

Product Placement


The Short List

Wide World of Craft

Craft in Action

Diane Black painting

Making It Work

Spindleworks has been serving artists with disabilities in Maine for more than 40 years.

Crafted Lives

Laura Raicovich on Panorama of the City of New York

Open Arms

Now more than ever, the Queens Museum welcomes many communities.

Editor's Letter

Shows to See

On Our Radar