The Week in Craft: January 9, 2019

The Week in Craft: January 9, 2019

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

Published on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
Michael Alm, Jack Rabbit (Lepus californicus)

Michael Alm, Jack Rabbit (Lepus californicus), 2014, wood, glass eyes, 20 x 23 x 7 in.

Courtesy of the artist

Michael Alm’s mixed media sculptures show the grace and motion inherent in the animal kingdom.

What is it that people find so captivating about the Mongolian rock band The Hu? Maybe it's the stunning landscapes in their videos, the traditional throat-singing incorporated into heavy metal, and the beautiful craftsmanship of their traditional instruments.

The Palm Casino Resort in Las Vegas has acquired Damien Hirst’s 60-foot-tall bronze sculpture Demon with Bowl (2014).

An object in the British Museum that had long been called a vase has now been identified as the head of a mace, or club, the Art Newspaper reports. In its previous incarnation as a vase, it had been displayed upside-down. Curators discovered the error as they were researching the object for an exhibition. After comparing the object with a similar one at Yale University, “we realized how daft we’d been,” says Irving Finkel, a co-curator of the show.

Ever wonder what color sounds like? Check out these 3D-printed, app-connected rings that allow you to hear the world around you based on color-spectrum frequency.

Native women in Alaska are re-embracing their heritage through traditional tattooing practices that date back 10,000 years, reports the New York Times.

The Renwick Gallery has closed as of January 2 because of the partial shutdown of the federal government, according to a statement on the website of the Smithsonian Institution, the Renwick’s parent organization.

Would you like to know more about the business of being artist – branding, licensing, finding an audience, and selling? Ceramist Molly Hatch and Desha Peacock have set up a series of interviews with business-savvy creative people about their successes. The six-week course starts this week.

Graduate students from the Warren Wilson Critical and Historical Craft Studies program will be in residence at the Center for Craft this month and hosting a series of public conversations focused on “craft in public spaces.

Sidney D. Rosoff, longtime friend and adviser to the ACC, died Friday, January 4, at the age of 94.