The Week in Craft: February 20, 2019

The Week in Craft: February 20, 2019

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

Published on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
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Judi Tavill ceramic mugs

Ceramic mugs by Judi Tavill, who is showing at the 2019 American Craft Show in Baltimore this weekend.

Courtesy of Judi Tavill

The ACC returns to Baltimore this weekend for our 2019 American Craft Show! Don’t miss checking out more than 550 artists and makers, exploring ways to get creative with Baltimore area organizations in Let’s Make, and supporting students and emerging artists through our School-to-Market and Hip Pop programs. Thanks to our members for making the biggest and best craft show in the country possible!

Pieces from the Migrant Quilt Project, which records the stories of those who died in the Arizona deserts on their way from Mexico and Central America to the United States, will be featured in exhibitions at the University of Arizona's Poetry Center in Tucson and the International Quilt Study and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Embroidered Computer is an interactive work created using traditional embroidery techniques and conductive materials that can be programmed to carry out electronic functions.

Pixar does it again: With a lovable character made of a ball of yarn in an adorable short film, the animation studio tackles another relevant message – this time about diversity in the workplace.

The Corning Museum of Glass will be featured in the new reality series Blown Away, produced by Canadian cable channel Makeful. It'll be released on Netflix this spring.

This elegant embroidered textile by Irene Posch and Ebru Kurbak made using glass and magnetic beads and copper wire is a marvel of computer science wrapped up in textile creation. The materials have conductive properties, and users are invited to program the piece to perform electronic functions.

Groundbreaking work from an impressive roster of women artists including Betye Saar, Louise Nevelson, Nancy Grossman, and Claire Falkenstein, among others, is on view in "Art of Defiance: Radical Materials" at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York City through March 30.

If you fell in love with octogenarian fiber artist Liz Whitney Quisgard's frank dedication to decorative work in American Craft's article "What You See is What You Get," you won't want to miss her show "Imaginary Architecture" at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The work is on view through May 30.

Ceramist and ACC Fellow Richard Notkin returns as an artist-in-residence at the Archie Bray Foundation this summer where he will be teaching an intensive week-long workshop on the design and production of relief tiles.

Educational grant opportunities are available through the Furniture Society until March 1.