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Art and Science Intersect at School of the Art Institute Chicago

Mathematician Eugenia Cheng uses bagels in her presentation to a class on topology at the School of the Art Institute. Cheng is SAIC’s second scientist-in-residence. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 31, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Arts with Invisible Disabilities- Challenge Informs Creativity in Invisible:VisAble Exhibition

I am seeking some really great, positive artists whose art is informed by an "invisible" challenge. Are you an artist doing work conceptually inspired by epilepsy? Depression? Bipolar? Deafness? or? Do you know an artist who you might recommend?

The idea for this exhibition happened when my deafness -- the most challenging of my medical issues and something I pretended didn’t exist for most of my life -- began insinuating itself into my creative fiber art practice. I…

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Added by Leisa Rich on March 31, 2015 at 6:37am — No Comments

BJ Sears - The Electrophonic Anachroscope

Electrophonic Anachroscope, USA, 2006…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 30, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

ART AUREA - Who Wears My Art?

Imagine a large table laid with creations by internationally renowned…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 30, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Perils of "Secret" Projects!

Caledonian Sleeper Cufflinks Macquette - 1

This last couple of months has been absolutely unbearable for someone who enjoys sharing the progress of works online. First came the Caledonian Sleeper cufflink commission, then came my work with "The…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 29, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Ryan Burke - Photographer, Make Up, & Visual Artist

New York-based photographer Ryan Burke is a master of self-transformation. He spends anywhere from three to eight hours skillfully using makeup, clothing, and creative props to achieve each new appearance.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 27, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

William Llewellyn Griffiths - The Allure of Danger and Romance

Australian master jeweler William Llewellyn Griffiths has over 30 years experience crafting intricate pieces that have an allure of danger, romance and unholy reverence. A potent cocktail of hand-worked stones, metals and gems, William has crafted distinct…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 27, 2015 at 3:55pm — No Comments

The Reinvention of Normal

"Go straight off the wall" said his dad - and Dominic does just that.

The film follows Dominic Wilcox, an artist / inventor / designer on his quest for new ideas. Transforming the mundane and ordinary into something surprising, wondrous and strangely thought provoking.



Directed…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 27, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry. Or you could pay $0 to…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 27, 2015 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Morana Kranjec - Folded and Cut



The level of complexity found in Morana Kranjec’s folded fashions appears to defy logic. The seams where paper slides into paper are hidden, giving no clue to their construction. In organized chaos the sheets stack upon each other, slashed and delicately twisted to expose the gaps and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 27, 2015 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Alex Ramsay - Contemporary Silversmithing

Alex Ramsay, "Leaf Canopy", 20 cm.

Alex Ramsay designs and creates an award-winning range of limited edition and bespoke contemporary silver tableware - specializing in combining silver with…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 27, 2015 at 9:02am — No Comments

Society for Midwest Metalsmiths Call for 2016 Instructors

THE SOCIETY FOR MIDWEST METALSMITH INSTRUCTOR CALL FOR 2016

 

The Society of Midwest Metalsmiths (SMM) is seeking instructors for the 2016 workshop schedule. The guild organizes six to seven metalsmithing technique workshops each year for it's members. The funds raised from the workshops sponsor the SMM scholarship program. The guild currently gives three scholarships each year to university level students in metals programs in the Midwest Region.…

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Added by Kathryn Bowman on March 25, 2015 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Call: Renegade Craft Fair - Chicago

Chicago’s Renegade Craft Fair will be hosting a Pop-Up at a favorite local watering hole, The Hideout on June 27 + 28 2015. As always, we will feature a thoughtfully curated selection of today’s finest independent…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 25, 2015 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Object Evolution

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Dear Melbourne,

I’m pleased to share that my work has been available in your beautiful city since November of last year, and to…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on March 24, 2015 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Bike + Dog + Jewelry = 1 Year On The Road

Casey Sheppard will soon be embarking on her year-long "Case of the Nomads"…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 24, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

One-On-One Intensive: Portfolio Review and Career Advice

Starting out as a maker and looking for honest advice or mid-career and feeling stalled? Meet with craft business pro Brigitte Martin, Founder and Editor of Crafthaus, for an…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 23, 2015 at 2:48pm — No Comments

The coda to Pheeew-weee! (and some work from the Comments Exhibition)

White linen thread. Comes in Ecru and Black too ;)

White linen thread. Comes in Ecru and Black too ;)

Then there’s this little coda: that week of horror was also how I came to receive the monthly prize at Nancy’s Sewing Basket, my local fabric store (and yes, it is about as quaint as it…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on March 20, 2015 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Pheeew-weee!

Wow. Well team, the reason it’s been a little quiet around this blog is because I haven’t been able to move of late without bumping into a deadline. This is made all the more incredible by the fact that the only thought I had towards making a resolution this year was to cut down on the amount of shows that I apply for. If I’m honest, though, two of the three major deadlines this month were destined to collide from the outset (and yes, I signed up to both last…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on March 19, 2015 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Start spreading the news...

S'ok, my eyes aren't blue. I'm off to New York (State that is), on Monday to teach an enamelling class as a part of the Enamel Guild North East's annual Conference series. The…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on March 14, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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I am seeking some really great, positive artists whose art is informed by an "invisible" challenge. Are you an artist doing work conceptually inspired by epilepsy? Depression? Bipolar? Deafness? or? Do you know an artist who you might recommend?The idea for this exhibition happened when my deafness -- the most challenging of my medical issues and something I pretended didn’t exist for most of my life -- began insinuating itself into my creative fiber art practice. I saw it in art works I kept…See More
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Imagine a large table laid with creations by internationally renowned jewelry artists. Imagine you’ve never seen anything like this before, you’ve been asked to choose a piece of jewelry that suits you, and you’ll be professionally photographed afterwards.This scenario occurred repeatedly during the “Who Wears my Art?” photo…See More
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