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2013 Exhibition Schedule


Shirly Bar Amotz: “HAPPY DAYS”

February 13- March 11 Artist’s Reception: Sat. Feb. 16, 7-9 pm 92nd St. Y lecture: Wed. Feb. 13, 7 pm Brooklyn Metal Works: Sund. Feb. 17 (TBD)

This exhibition is coming to Gallery Loupe from the Tel Aviv Museum of Fine Arts. Bar Amotz is the recipient of the 2012 “Andy Prize”.  The Andrea M. Bronfman Prize for the Arts was initiated in 2005 by Charles Bronfman for his wife, Andy. The “Andy Prize” is awarded annually to an Israeli…


Added by Patti Bleicher on January 18, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Spotlight on: Etsuko Sonobe

Etsuko Sonobe.

"My approach to jewelry making is to reduce each element to its minimum, purposely stripped of ornamentation. My intention is to capture the…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 18, 2013 at 7:45am — No Comments

Shrines for ipads!

Georg Dinkel creates shrines. For ipads!

His TonSchrein 2.0 resembles gothic architecture and is made from polymer, wood, metal powders and loads of  gold leaf. The shrine is 4 feet tall and features…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 18, 2013 at 7:25am — No Comments

Call for Entry! Earrings Galore

Call For Entry

Earrings Galore @ Heidi Lowe Gallery


Earrings Galore 2013


The objective of this exhibition is to show rich and diverse examples of earrings made by artists.  Although each jeweler’s artistic intent may be specific, the show will consist of a broad…


Added by Heidi Lowe Gallery on January 17, 2013 at 3:59pm — 3 Comments

Call For Entries

Heidi Lowe Gallery seeks summer intern

Heidi Lowe, metalsmith and gallery owner is accepting applications for a summer internship at Heidi Lowe Gallery.  Applicants need to possess basic metalsmithing skills as well as organizational, office and computer skills. It is also imperative that the applicants are very personable and trustworthy; having a good grasp on the history of jewelry is also a plus.  The intern will be learning about all aspects of the gallery…


Added by Heidi Lowe Gallery on January 17, 2013 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Open for Business

American Theatre brought together a panel of four of the leading practitioners of arts entrepreneurship, all of whom have enjoyed long careers as practicing theatre artists, to talk about how they define it and how they teach it in the classroom:

• Lynn Book, an interdisciplinary performance artist, is associate director of creativity for the program in entrepreneurship and liberal arts at Wake…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 17, 2013 at 9:27am — No Comments

Why Innovation in the Arts Matters

Why Innovation in the Arts Matters

Traditional arts groups that neglect to think about how they fit into the broader social context and respond accordingly will fail. This might not happen today or the next day, but the writing is on the wall. While the arts are inherently creative, the need to be innovative is particularly important right now given how our communities have changed and how people want to engage with the…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 17, 2013 at 9:11am — No Comments

Museum of Art and Design Director Holly Hotchner Stepping Down After 16 Years

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Museum of Art and Design Director Holly Hotchner Stepping Down After 16 Years…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 17, 2013 at 8:02am — No Comments


The wonderful aspect of the internet is that it creates so many opportunities to share your art and craft.

It is THRILLING  that there are forums like here on Crafthaus to create a dialog or…


Added by Harriete Estel Berman on January 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Memoir Project, 500 handwritten books

More than the facts and dates of a history, a memoir attempts to glean an understanding and share a moment of truth from a person’s life. A memoir is deeply personal and often candidly transparent, attempting to shed light on the individual humanity that makes us unique, yet…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 16, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

Teaching Classes at Bead and Button

Cristina Leonard and I are teaching 5 different classes at Bead and Button this year.  Cris and I met at Bead and Button a few years back and even though she lives in Iowa and I live in Ohio we became best friends.  For a few years we took classes together and last year we started teaching together.  Our classes are listed below.

This one is the Etched and Riveted Metal Bracelet. …


Added by Gail Lannum on January 15, 2013 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Living LEGO®: From Museum to Market

For those in the Bay Area, I will be giving an artist and business talk at the Marriott in Emeryville for the Bead Society of Northern CA, Tues, Jan 15, 7:30pm. Living LEGO®: From Museum to Market will give a behind-the-scenes look at how my exhibition creations come to fruition…


Added by emiko oye on January 15, 2013 at 3:53am — No Comments

New episode of Craft in America: CROSSROADS airs Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 7pm*

New episode of Craft in America:…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 14, 2013 at 2:25pm — No Comments

What is the value statement that works for the Arts?

The public's most common way of thinking about the arts is as entertainment. The arts are seen as a nicety, not a necessity, in this category. It's really hard for people to think of entertainment as a public good, particularly as a way to spend (or forego in the case of the deduction) tax revenue. If "the arts" equal entertainment and don't fit easily into a category people think of as charity, the public can be expected to wonder why the arts should benefit from…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 14, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

World’s First Game-Sourced Film Premieres - and it is about how ART benefits everyone!


This is the world's first game-sourced movie.

It was shot during a music festival, Final Friday gallery hop, and theater events and then edited from more than 2,000 unique photographs and other pieces of content that arts audience members at these events provided. The images in the film literally came from their cameras.

Radius tells the story of a man's investigation into a mysterious superhero and the startling revelation behind this…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 14, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Ara Peterson

Occasionally (but all too rarely) we’ll stumble across an artist who has the capacity to perfectly depict movement, and dynamism, and mind-boggling hallucination. This rarity only makes Boston-based sculptor Ara Peterson – who plays mischievously with layers, geometric form and space…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 14, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments

Ceramics Outreach Program: Berea Walk with the Arts

Walk with the Arts: Fourth Grade Craft Outreach Program

Fourth grade is a spectacular frame of mind. The energy, bravery, and creativity of the children I talked to and demonstrated for never faltered, despite the pouring rain! I spotted similarities in each group and compared them with my own fourth grade experience: I saw the class clown (which was me!), the super-smart-shy-girl, and even that restless trouble maker. And amazingly, every student that I presented to…


Added by Duncan Blount on January 12, 2013 at 12:55pm — No Comments

The Berea College Ceramic Apprenticeship Program

Berea College Ceramic Apprenticeship Program: Shaping Excellence

            Berea College, a small liberal arts college in central Kentucky, supports a variety of beneficent programs, but one in particular glimmers out among the rest. In 1970, the Berea College Craft department instated the Ceramic Apprenticeship Program. This addition to Berea’s traditional folk arts offered, and continues to offer today, a way for students to hone a both professional, and personally…


Added by Duncan Blount on January 12, 2013 at 11:56am — 1 Comment

A Conversation with Ceramic Artist Sharif Bey

Raised in Pittsburgh, ceramics artist Sharif Bey is currently an assist professor in the the Art Ed department at Syracuse University.  He'll be visiting his home town and will teach a 2-day workshop at Society of Contemporary Craft later this month.  I asked him a few questions about growing up here and his work, thanks to Brigitte Martin for the introductory question. …


Added by Sarah Loch-Test on January 12, 2013 at 9:13am — No Comments

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