The Week in Craft: August 1, 2018

The Week in Craft: August 1, 2018

Your weekly dose of links about craft, art, design, and whatever else we’re excited about sharing

Published on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
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American Craft Show San Francisco 2018

This weekend at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture you can meet and shop more than 250 incredible makers from across the country at ACC's annual American Craft Show in San Francisco.

We reviewed the premiere of Making It, NBC's long-awaited craft competition reality show co-hosted by Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler.

In their podcast Still Processing, Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris of the New York Times address what it takes to make institutions more inclusive.

Photographer Susan Unterberg recently revealed herself as the incredible donor behind the Anonymous Was a Woman program that has successfully funded mid-career female artists for the last 22 years.

A New York Supreme Court judge ordered a Persian bas-relief be returned to Iran after it was stolen from the country more than 80 years ago, the New York Times reports via Artsy. The relief dates around 500 BC.

A new exhibition at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia brings together artists with connections to the Middle East who are exploring the ways that art can build bridges and redefine community.

The Minneapolis Institute of Art recently announced an upcoming exhibition featuring Native American women artists. Mia claims that “Hearts of Our People” is “the first major thematic exhibition headlining art by Native American women.”

Debbie Smyth is a textile artist who has worked with high profile clients such as Hermès, Adidas, and the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra. We love how her line drawings in fiber expand into three-dimensional space.

Asawin Tejasakulsin, the senior art director at Ogilvy & Mather in Bangkok, Thailand, creates inspiring ad campaigns featuring Legos.

Most of us know of Ansel Adams, the famed National Parks Service photographer. Recently the position formerly held by Adams was up for grabs again. My Modern Met interviewed the man who got the job.

Colossal highlights amazing paper creations by Hadieh Shafie. We already knew how cool she was though, check out her feature in the December/January 2017 issue of American Craft.

This weekend is our annual American Craft Show in San Francisco. Stop by Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture August 3 – 5 to meet and shop 250 incredible makers from across the country, experience craft-inspired rooms, see looks from professional stylists, and partake in hands-on activities and samples from our local partners.