The Week in Craft: September 12, 2018

The Week in Craft: September 12, 2018

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

Published on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
Baby Skateboards

Handmade skateboards by Tim Hudson, owner and founder of Baby Skateboards.

Courtesy of the artist

Congratulations to our colleagues at the Center for Craft! The nonprofit was awarded $5.7 million to endow fellowships for emerging artists and curators. The endowment, funded by the Windgate Charitable Foundation, is named for wood sculptor Stoney Lamar.

Jewelry artist Stacey Lee Webber's collaboration with Oscar de la Renta hit the runway at New York Fashion Week.

The Minneapolis Institute of Art now offers Riddle Mia This, a new escape-room style app that encourages visitors to look for clues hidden throughout the museum.

A new memoir explores late fashion photographer Bill Cunningham's early career. Check out this delightful review by Simon Doonan of Barneys New York. By the way, did you know Cunningham started out as a milliner?

King Kong is coming to Broadway this fall, thanks to a lifelike marionette. The "moving sculpture" has "sad eyes and a fearsome roar, requiring 14 performers, as well as 16 microprocessors, to operate," the New York Times reports.

Ceramists: The Korea Ceramic Foundation's spectacular Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2019 is taking exhibition proposals and portfolios starting October 1.

Check out artist-manipulated books and support the San Francisco Public Library at the same time. On September 22 and 23, artist Stephanie Syjuco, Megan and Rick Prelinger, and Related Topics, will present an artistic spin on the used-book sale.

Sculptor, ACC Fellow, and Gold Medalist Albert Paley announced that he's planning to downsize his studio operation by cutting back on his large-scale work and focusing more on “one-of-a-kind pieces and unique projects.”

Artist and skateboarder Tim Hudson creates dynamic hand-shaped and -painted skateboards inspired by skateboarding's rich history of individual artistic expression and non-corporate, DIY ethos. His brand Baby Skateboards will be featured at Honeycomb Salon in Minneapolis with an opening reception on Sunday, September 16.

"Ruth Asawa: Life's Work" opens on Friday at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis. The exhibition features nearly 60 sculptures alongside drawings and collages.

The Twin Cities arts community is preparing to host the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts' 2019 conference in March. Most NCECA programs are application-based and upcoming deadlines include the 2019 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition (September 27) and the 2019 Emerging Artists (October 3).