The Week in Craft: October 10, 2018

The Week in Craft: October 10, 2018

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

Published on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
Lilla Tabasso, Glass Flowers

Italian glass artist Lilla Tabasso's stunning and lifelike blooms highlight natural beauty.

Courtesy of the artist

Italian glass artist Lilla Tabasso creates incredible and lifelike botanical sculptures that perfectly capture the beauty of nature as we shift from summer into fall.

If you haven’t seen it by now you may, in fact, live under a rock: Famed British street artist Banksy set up Sotheby’s Auction with a self-destructing painting that shredded after being sold for a whopping $1.3 million.

A new way to experience the mall will hit Minnesota’s Rosedale Center this weekend with the opening of Rose & Loon, a 4,000-square-foot retail space that emphasizes handmade items and local makers.

Wesley Morris, a New York Times critic, writes a powerful piece about the role of art in today’s society – and our response to that art – that reflects on how the “culture wars” of the ‘80s and ‘90s have now become “The Morality Wars.” “Art might not have the privilege of being art for art’s sake anymore," he writes. "It has to be art for justice’s sake.”

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has acquired All Power to All People by Hank Willis Thomas, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. The 800-pound aluminum-and-steel sculpture of a monumental Afro pick was installed on the plaza across from the Philadelphia City Hall for several months.

American Craft Council and its Twin Cities-based arts cohort are preparing to host NCECA in March of 2019. NCECA offers fellowships for projects and conference registration. The deadline for the 2019 Multicultural Fellowshipsthe Regina Brown Undergraduate Student Fellowship, and the NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship is October 24, 2018. 

The Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York is accepting applications for its four-week long artist residency program for working parents through October 15.

After an extensive search, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts welcomes Rachel Adams as its new chief curator and director of programs.

If you find yourself on the east coast this weekend, we invite you to spend some time exploring Philadelphia’s most exciting maker spaces. Organized in partnership with Craft NOW and Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, this bus tour will include Globe Dye Works, MaKen Studios, Bahdeebahdu, and the Crane Arts Building.