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November 18, 2020

Virtual Events With Center for Craft Grant Recipients

In celebration of ᏔᎷᏣ The Basket

The Center's past grant & fellowship recipients are conducting, participating in, and organizing virtual events. We've gathered them here.

sculpture in a gallery on a pedestal with a video projected on a wall in the background

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Black Box Photography

The Center for Craft aims to maintain our relationships with grant recipients as we watch them grow within the field. In the first week of December, several of the Center's past grant and fellowship recipients are conducting, participating in, and organizing virtual events. We've gathered all of them here so you don't miss out.

Crafting Comfort: A Virtual Cooking Experience

Created by Ani Volkan
December 2, 5:30pm - 7pm EST | $5
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Cowork at Center for Craft invites you to join Ani Volkan, Craft Futures Fund recipient, and Eliana Rodriguez, a Latinx artist and Roots + Wings instructor, in learning how to make a traditional comfort food from your own home kitchen! Ani and Eliana will guide you through the making of tostones, or fried green plantains, and share more about the importance of cooking in their family histories and how it goes hand-in-hand with craft.

Virtual Tour: Sleight of Hand

Hosted by Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy
December 3, 6pm - 7pm EST | FREE (with suggested donation)
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We will be joined by Sleight of Hand exhibition curator, Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy. Sleight of Hand brings together eleven works by six contemporary artists in the United States (US) who create humorous, quirky, or anthropomorphized objects in clay, centered around complex issues of race, gender, and immigration status, among other pressing social and political realities of our day.

The Center is grateful to our virtual exhibition program sponsors, Joel Adams & Associates of Raymond James Financial Services.

In the Making: BA Harrington + Mary Savig

Lead by BA Harrington
December 3, 2020 from 4pm - 5pm EST | FREE (space is limited)
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2020 Craft Research Fund Artist Fellow BA Harrington will be joined by Curator of Craft at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Mary Savig in conversation about Suite Américaine (funded by her fellowship), BA's newest project that examines a shift in American decorative arts that parallel changes in prevailing attitudes towards women. Mary and BA will share images and objects as part of their free-flowing conversation, helping to highlight the historic precedents at play, and how they've informed BA's work to date.


This event has passed, and a video is available! Watch here.

MAD Moments

Co-hosted by Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy
December 7, 7pm EST | FREE
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2020 Curatorial Fellow Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and the William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design Elissa Authur will be sharing a discussion with artist Natalia Arbelaez. They will share and discuss images of Natalia’s work, including those from the Sleight of Hand show at the Center for Craft.