The Week in Craft: June 8, 2016

The Week in Craft: June 8, 2016

Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
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Savannah Teel, Weavings

Savannah Teel of Savvie Studio uses weaving and textiles to celebrate the beauty of nature. Photo: Casandra Hawkins Photo, courtesy of the artist

Check out these beautiful wall hangings by Savannah Teel. Working under the name Savvie Studio, Teel’s creations speak to the majesty of nature.

Italian artist and sculptor, Giuseppe Penone, carves trees within trees, commenting on the transitory nature of past and present.

A group of young children at the University of Michigan-Flint’s Early Childhood Development Center created a chandelier out of cut plastic bottles, reminiscent of glass artist Dale Chihuly’s work. When Chihuly caught wind of the project, he sent over some gifts to show his appreciation and to foster the children’s creativity.

The latest craftivist work by fiber artist Natalie Baxter comments on the aftermath of Trayvon Martin's death.

A nurse's study shows that making art in a group has a positive impact on isolation that often comes with growing older.

An expected 6,000 survivors of rape and sexual abuse are set to design squares for The Monument Quilt, to be displayed on the National Mall in Washington, DC, in October 2017.

We really enjoyed this humorous and insightful interview with ACC Fellow Ron Nagle, courtesy of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts has a new exhibition of work by Ted Lott. “The Measure of All Things” opened June 4 and runs through July 8.

Check out the amazing programs and activities taking place at the annual Glass Art Society conference, being held this week (June 9–11) in Corning, New York.

Tennessee Technological University is seeking a director for the Appalachian Center for Craft.

Attention artists: Applications for the American Craft Council's 2017 show season are now open!

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