The Week in Craft: May 17, 2017

The Week in Craft: May 17, 2017

Published on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
Patrick Cabral Polar Bear

Patrick Cabral creates stunning animal heads from cut and layered paper.

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Manila-based paper artist Patrick Cabral sheds light on endangered species with beautiful animal portraits made from delicately cut and layered paper.

Patrick Cabral Polar Bear (detail)

The intricate details of one of Patrick Cabral's cut-paper animal portraits.

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Denver, Colorado, company Craftsy has just been acquired by television powerhouse Comcast NBCUniversal, extending the reach of their handcrafted message nationwide.

Lorenzo Quinn has completed his monumental sculpture on climate change for the Venice Biennale.

Watch the trailer for No Rules in Clay, a documentary about the ceramic art community in midcentury California.

A vending machine in rural Japan sells origami.

A 40,000-year-old bracelet was found by archeologists in Siberia, making it the oldest piece of jewelry in the world.

Danish artist Thomas Dambo has created a scavenger hunt to find six giant wooden sculptures hidden in the forests surrounding his hometown of Copenhagen.

A writer for the San Francisco Chronicle uses New York’s massive Second Avenue subway art installation as a case study for why public art matters. Keep an eye of for the June/July issue of American Craft, all about public art.

After 26 years, contemporary craft and art jewelry gallery, and San Francisco institution Velvet da Vinci is closing. We spoke to owner Mike Holmes for the full story.

"Sacred Scraps" has opened at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, highlighting the patchwork and quilts of Central Asia.

A retired doctor in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has raised $2 million to create kinetic art for the home. 

Heading to the SNAG conference in New Orleans next week? Don’t miss our ACC co-sponsored talk with Racine Art Museum executive director Bruce W. Pepich on May 26.

Chris Amundsen, American Craft Council's executive director since 2010, is resigning. Read more.

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