From Our Library: March 2020

From Our Library: March 2020

Learn what's new in our collection this month

Published on Thursday, March 5, 2020.
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We’ve added two new magazines to our periodicals collection, and we can't get enough of their gorgeous content. Stop by to check them out. The American Craft Council Library is open to the public.

Alive magazine features “the lives and work of artists, activists, writers, designers and creative entrepreneurs in the middle of America.” Published in St. Louis, Missouri, the magazine is freely available online in digital format at, but you can get your hands on beautiful print copies in our library. Alive features the creativity of the heartland, and the latest issue introduces Nashville-based hat maker Anna Zeitlin and founder of Detroit’s MBad African Bead Museum Olayami Dabls.

The term “hole-and-corner” refers to “a life lived away from the mainstream,” and British publication Hole & Corner magazine explores creativity and craftsmanship as a lifestyle. Each issue is centered on a theme such as “materials” or “the story of tools” and is packed with stunning photography and inspiring stories of artists and makers of all types.

We're also excited to see two ACC award honorees featured in the latest issue of Metalsmith magazine. 2019 ACC Emerging Voices Awards scholar Sarah Darro fleshes out the history of “Metalsmithing in the Craft Capital,” Philadelphia. And, Marjorie Simon reflects on the legacy of ACC fellow Mary Ann Scherr.



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