The Week in Craft: January 30, 2019

The Week in Craft: January 30, 2019

The Week in Craft is your weekly dose of links about craft, art, design, and whatever else we’re excited about sharing

Published on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
Gil Bruvel, Clarity

Pixelated sculptures by Gil Bruvel combine the figural and the abstract.

Courtesy of the artist

In his series of work Bending the Lines, sculptor Gil Bruvel creates pixelated faces in repose from split lengths of timber. The result is a combination of lovely figural work on one side and stunning abstraction on the other.

Learn about the art of crochet from this 11-year-old wiz in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Check out this funky neon work by Washington-based artist Megan Stelljes.

These waves made by Von Wang from more than 160,000 used straws draw awareness to the damage of plastic waste on our environment.

"Art World Conference" is geared toward artists and arts organizations with a focus around professional development. This inaugural conference will take place in New York on April 25 – 27.

The Renwick Gallery, part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, will reopen on February 2. The gallery, along with the rest of the Smithsonian museums, was closed because of the partial government shutdown, which ended Friday. David Skorton, who leads the institution, said the Smithsonian lost $1 million a week in revenues that "are not recoverable," Hyperallergic reports.

The Museum of Arts and Design has appointed Andrew Blauvelt as curator-at-large for design and John Underkoffler as curator-at-large for design technology.

UrbanGlass welcomes Devin Mathis as its new executive director.

Lastly, groundbreaking ceramic artist and ACC Fellow John Mason died last week. He was 91.