The Week in Craft: July 4, 2018

The Week in Craft: July 4, 2018

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

Published on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
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Tammy Kanat, Weaving

Tammy Kanat working on one of her magnificent abstract weavings, surrounded by the trappings of her trade.

Emily Weaving, courtesy of the artist

The new issue of American Craft Inquiry is out now, and it features a ton of thought-provoking and fun content, such as this piece scrounged from the ACC Library and Archives by contributing editor Sarah Archer on the "Levi's Denim Art Contest."

We're loving these large, lovely, agate-like weavings by Australian artist Tammy Kanat.

Prior to the opening of an exhibition on the opioid epidemic at his gallery, gallerist Fernando Luis Alvarez delivered an 800-pound heroin spoon on the doorstep of Purdue Pharma, makers of OxyContin.

Artist Arthur-Louis Ignoré paints patterned carpets in public spaces around the world.

Read Oaxacan artist and weaver Pastora Asunción Gutierrez Reyes' powerful story of searching for social justice in her community.

Actor and comedian Cheech Marin recently received funding from the California government to open an art museum dedicated to Chicano art, culture, and industry east of Los Angeles in 2020.

For further proof about the importance of play and design, check out this interview with Alexandra Lange, author of a new book about design, toys, and childhood.

France’s first independent bookstore invites its customers to create self-portraits using book covers and share their photos on Instagram using the hashtag #bookface.

Artist and ACC Fellow, Nick Cave’s latest installation and performance piece “The Let Go” just closed at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. Seph Rodney, writing for Hyperallergic, shares his moving experience.

Exploring the significance of border spaces, jewelry makers from Mexico, the US, Latin America, and Europe contributed to "La Frontera: Encounters Along the Border." Traveling from its opening in Mexico City throughout the US, the exhibit is now open at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design.

Pairing ancient artifacts with her own interpretations of them, Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña enlivens ancient Andean record-keeping devices in her immersive "Disappeared Quipu," open at the Brooklyn Museum.

Bullseye Glass Co. announced the winners of their 10th biennial Emerge 2018 competition.

The National Endowment for the Arts announced the recipients of the Heritage Fellowships, awarded to those making “significant contributions to the nation’s folk and traditional arts.”

Fuller Craft Museum announced its new museum director is Denise Lebica.