The Week in Craft: November 21, 2018

The Week in Craft: November 21, 2018

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

Published on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.
Colin Roberts, Glass Pillow

Colin Roberts' glass pillows shimmer and catch the light like disco balls.

Courtesy of the artist

Los Angeles-based artist Colin Roberts makes wonderfully lumpy and textured pillows out of glass.

Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir creates surreal environments using colorful synthetic and natural hair that reminds us of Dr. Seuss illustrations.

19th-century hair collection was saved from being thrown away by the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

In response to the “Contemporary Muslim Fashions” exhibition currently up at the de Young Museum, David Carrier asks: “Is fashion itself art?”

Based on a successful exhibition, Guns in the Hands of Artists is now a nonprofit foundation fostering nonpartisan conversation around the issue of guns and gun violence in American society.

Interdisciplinary artist Suzanne Jongmans repurposes common packing materials into renaissance costumes.

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis recently announced its role as a platform for a new format of music magazine. Loop, a project of musician and artist Jason Moran, is a digital magazine addressing jazz and jazz culture from an African American perspective.

Using guns and ammunition, Bay Area artist Al Farrow built sculptures of reliquaries, cathedrals, synagogues, mosques, mausoleums, and other devotional objects to examine "the relationships between religion and violence, peace and brutality, the sacred and the unholy." Twenty-four of the haunting and intricately detailed works are currently on view in his solo show "Al Farrow: Divine Ammunition" at the Museum of Craft and Design, including his most recent piece, White House.

Meet Sarah Turner, the new president of North Bennet Street School.

H. Peter Stern, the co-founder of the Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York, and husband of acclaimed craft curator, collector, and educator, Helen Drutt English, has died. He was 90.

If you're doing any holiday shopping this week, remember to check out our curated shop of ACC show artists on Amazon Handmade.