The Week in Craft: July 11, 2018

The Week in Craft: July 11, 2018

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

Published on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
Ernesto Neto, Maia Mother Tree

Ernesto Neto's massive, 65-foot, hand-crocheted tree dominates Zurich's main train station.

Mark Niedermann, courtesy of Foundation Beyeler

Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto (in partnership with Foundation Beyeler) has created a 65-foot hand-crocheted tree in the middle of Zurich, Switzerland's main train station. The project, like many of Neto's other works, creates a sensory hideaway in the midst of the station's everyday hustle and bustle. The work is on view through July 29.

The leaders appearing on US and British currency get updated embroidered hairdos from Finish artist Noora Schroderus.

Third-graders in New Orleans have conceived new sculptures to replace confederate monuments.

The abundance of female political candidates is driving new, more colorful campaign signs.

The Jerome Foundation recently announced the recipients of 84 grants – totaling over $4 million – in Minnesota and New York City.

The International Folk Art Market, the world's largest juried folk art fair, hits Santa Fe's Museum Hill this weekend. The event features more than 150 folk artists who've traveled from 53 countries to sell their wares and celebrate craft traditions.

Contemporary Craft, a community-focused arts organization and ACC's 2018 Award of Distinction recipient, is leaving its longtime home in Pittsburgh's Strip District at the end of 2019. It's a familiar tale for arts nonprofits, who often reach a point where they cannot afford to stay in the areas they helped to redevelop. Executive director Janet McCall calls the move "bittersweet." "Who would not be sad about leaving their home of 32 years?" she wonders. "But the sweet side is the prospect of a new beginning." 

Women of Black Mountain College,” an exhibition at Yvette Torres Fine Art in Rockland, Maine, celebrates a group of nine influential artists and their powerful contributions at an ahead-of-its-time, inclusive institution (on view through July 29).

Minnesota jeweler, artist, and designer Tia Salmela Keobounpheng (aka Tia Keo) has an exhibition of new work up at the American Swedish Institute through August 5. “Tia Keo – Three Sixty Five” showcases her artistic explorations over the last year.

John Berry was supposed to start as interim director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum on July 18, but has stepped down instead.

Longtime ACC show exhibitor Mark Orr died in Ann Arbor, Michigan.