The Week in Craft: September 7, 2016

The Week in Craft: September 7, 2016

Published on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.
Mark Lewanski woven glass

Beautiful things wherever you turn at the 32nd Annual American Craft Exposition, like this woven glass from Mark Lewanski. Photo: Courtesy of the American Craft Exposition

Don’t miss the 32nd annual American Craft Exposition, September 23 – 25 at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. The expo will feature work by more than 140 artists in a variety of different media – from jewelry to ceramics, fashion to furniture.

ACC conference's, “Present Tense,” is fast approaching (October 13 – 15 in Omaha, Nebraska). Register now and join the biggest conversation surrounding our present moment in the field.

The Museum of Arts and Design has appointed Jorge Daniel Veneciano as its new director.

ClayToGo has been a staple program of Minneapolis’ Northern Clay Center since 1999. Northern Clay is currently in need of some new wheels – as in a new vehicle – to keep their program on the go.

See the latest crochet wonder from textile activist Olek.

Looking for insight on the contemporary jewelry field? Check out these interviews with makers, curators, and collectors of today's most innovative jewelry on Art Jewelry Forum's website.

View a massive clay installation as metaphor for environmental consciousness in India.

Lauren Sinner, with curator (and ACC trustee) Namita Gupta Wiggers as her guide, takes us on a tour of the exhibition ​“Everything has been Material for Scissors to Shape,” currently on view ​at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

Uncommon Threads,” commissioned works in fiber by three dozen talented international artists, opens this Sunday, September 11, at the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

Join Southern Highland Craft Guild's annual Heritage Weekend, September 17 and 18, with craftspeople honoring the traditions of the mountains with interactive demonstrations.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is offering materials-based research grants for up to $15,000 for 2017. Apply by November 16.

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