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PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
FORGING COMMUNITIES - An Intimate One-Day Symposium
Sponsored by the Metal Arts Guild of San Francisco
In celebration of 60th Anniversary of the Metal Arts Guild of San Francisco, this one-day symposium at the Oakland Museum of California is a gift to the metals and jewelry community, to reflect on what ties us together, network with new and familiar faces, and create dialogue on how we are moving the field forward. Lunch will be provided.
Metal Rising: The Forming of the Metal Arts Guild, San Francisco, California, 1929-1964
Presented by Jennifer Shaifer (historian, owner of Metalmorphosis Gallery). Introduction by Julie Muniz (Imogene Gieling Curator of Craft and Decorative Arts, Oakland Museum of California). Addressing the impetus behind the forming of the Guild, the work of the pioneering members, and the legacy of MAG in the American Modern studio jewelry movement.
Followed by In Conversation with Imogene Tex Gieling, merry renk, Florence Resnikoff (founding members of MAG), moderated by Jennifer Shaifer.
What does Success Look Like in the Jewelry World – Issues related to the perception of success in the global marketplace. Panel discussion led by Sarah Turner (Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, Cranbrook Academy of Art), including Brigitte Martin (Founder, Chief Editor of crafthaus), and panelists from the perspectives of gallerist, collector, artist, and high fashion buyer.
Professional Practices: Conversation, Questions, & Commentary with Andy Cooperman and Harriete Estel Berman. The dynamic duo from the Professional Guidelines are back to spread the gospel of professional practices for artists – bring your questions and opinions to join them as they discuss a wide range of subjects.
The Maker Faire Phenomenon – Engaging Community and the Next Generation of Makers Presented by Dale Dougherty (Founder of Make: Magazine and Maker Faire). How Maker Faire is establishing a hands-on DIY culture for the 21st century and creating a community-based model for learning that can change how we think about education.
The Extreme Craft Roadshow presented by Garth Johnson (founder, Extreme Craft, writer, artist, educator). A portrait of the blurred line between art and craft, featuring the “Greatest Hits” of the Extreme Craft website. Antiquated arguments about the line between art and craft are no longer valid, many of the artists presented are responsible for bringing about this sea of change.
To kick off the Symposium and to celebrate the opening of the MOveMENT exhibition (curated by Julie Muniz and Harriete Estel Berman), MAG will be having an evening celebration in the Mission District of San Francisco. With live music, gourmet food and dancing, this party is not to be missed! This is an additional ticketed event and can be purchased bundled with the symposium fee or separately.
REGISTRATION online at www.metalartsguildsf.org
Early bird rate by July 30: $75 MAG member $85 Non-member
Registration after July 30: $85 MAG member $95 Non-member
Student rate: $40 Afternoon-only rate, day of (depending on availability): $40
Join/renew membership to MAG through Dec 31, 2011: $35 Individual $45 Family/Dual $25 Educator $20 Student/Senior $50 Corporate