The Week in Craft: June 13, 2018

The Week in Craft: June 13, 2018

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

Published on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
Jennifer Halverson, Supreme Endeavor

Jennifer Halverson, Supreme Endeavor, from her Preserve, Words series; blown glass, cast glass, found objects, 9.5 x 22 x 9.25 in.

Serena Nancarrow, courtesy of the artist

Glass artist Jennifer Halvorson’s series Preserve, Words features manipulated mason jars that speak to personal narratives and memories of her childhood. Check out Halvorson’s work in an upcoming exhibition at Momentum Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. “Reflections” opens on July 1.

A quick reminder to join us tonight at the ACC Library for our final Library Salon Series event of the spring. We’re excited to welcome Dr. Heather Akou from Indiana University to share her work with non-Western fashion and textiles in the context of museums and collections.

The Furniture Society's conference kicks off today in San Francisco. Tomorrow you can hear an ACC-sponsored presentation by furniture maker Annie Evelyn

The American Association of Woodturners hosts its 32nd annual international symposium in Portland, Oregon, June 14 –17.

ACC Fellow Nick Cave encourages the public to "let go" with a new installation and performance series at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. Visitors can catch his signature soundsuit dance performances weekday evenings, and during weekend hours they are invited to dance, play, do yoga, or even hula hoop amidst the colorful space he's created. The Let Go continues through July 1. 

Tiny homes are all the rage but what about tiny mobile gardens? The Kei Truck Garden Contest in Japan is starting the trend. 

Collecting Design, an online video series produced by the New York School of Interior Design with Dr. Daniella Ohad, gathers experts in the field of collectible design to talk about makers of note. Furniture maker Paul Evens is the focus of the most recent episode

Conversations continue to swirl around museums, colonialism, white privilege, and the need for change. Hyperallergic highlights a recent exhibition at the Met that received some flak, as well as an op-ed piece that reflects on why museums have continually been sites of protest.

The North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota, will expand after acquiring the adjacent Dockside Fish Market.

Three great exhibitions at the Museum of Craft and Design opened on June 2 in San Francisco.

The latest exhibition at the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, “Fashion Unraveled,” highlights the life of fashion, from being worn-in to worn-out. It's on view through November 17.

Philadelphia’s Tyler School of Art hosted its annual end-of-the-academic-year wearable art show in April. Organized by students, “Vestments” brought together the work of 27 student designers in a runway-style, one-night exhibition.

Another loss: Chef, television host, and craft appreciator Anthony Bourdain died last Friday. ACC was honored to work with Bourdain for the past few years as a juror for our Rare Craft Fellowship Award in association with The Balvenie.