craft/work

Craft/Work is an interactive, community-based, multi-platform project exploring and transgressing the boundaries between “Art” and “Craft”.

craftworkshow:

We are happy to announce that Craft/Work’s first ever online publication can now be viewed at Issuu.com

"Craft/Work is an interactive, community-based project exploring and transgressing the boundaries between “Art” and “Craft”. Founded in 2013 by artists and crafters Nora Renick-Rinehart and Rachel Wallis, Craft/Work creates public access to art theory and history, encourages people of all backgrounds to make, and gives them the tools and materials with which to do so. This book documents the first installment of Craft/Work events: six artist lectures and an exhibition that took place during the winter of 2014."

Featuring statements from the curators, brand-new writing about Craft/Work, artist bios and more, this book is the culmination of a years worth of scheming, fund-raising, planning and making. Viewers can use embedded links to further explore videos and audio tracks of our events and check out the websites belonging to participating artists. We’d love it if you’d check it out; and be sure to let us know what you think by dropping us a line here on tumblr, on twitter or on our facebook page

Craft/Work is far from over. We’ve dreamed up a whole new project with which we’ve been applying for residencies and grants and we can’t wait to get started so we can tell you all about it. One element of new Craft/Work we’re happy to share is that we’re thinking of producing is a bi-annual digital publication similar to the one linked here. In the next few months we’ll be putting a call out for submissions for writing, tutorials and art/craft. Make sure to follow us to keep up with announcements and get involved! We can’t wait to hear from you!

(Thanks to Lillstreet Art Center for hosting our book on Issuu.com!)

reblogging for the evening crowd! 

We are happy to announce that Craft/Work’s first ever online publication can now be viewed at Issuu.com

"Craft/Work is an interactive, community-based project exploring and transgressing the boundaries between “Art” and “Craft”. Founded in 2013 by artists and crafters Nora Renick-Rinehart and Rachel Wallis, Craft/Work creates public access to art theory and history, encourages people of all backgrounds to make, and gives them the tools and materials with which to do so. This book documents the first installment of Craft/Work events: six artist lectures and an exhibition that took place during the winter of 2014."

Featuring statements from the curators, brand-new writing about Craft/Work, artist bios and more, this book is the culmination of a years worth of scheming, fund-raising, planning and making. Viewers can use embedded links to further explore videos and audio tracks of our events and check out the websites belonging to participating artists. We’d love it if you’d check it out; and be sure to let us know what you think by dropping us a line here on tumblr, on twitter or on our facebook page

Craft/Work is far from over. We’ve dreamed up a whole new project with which we’ve been applying for residencies and grants and we can’t wait to get started so we can tell you all about it. One element of new Craft/Work we’re happy to share is that we’re thinking of producing is a bi-annual digital publication similar to the one linked here. In the next few months we’ll be putting a call out for submissions for writing, tutorials and art/craft. Make sure to follow us to keep up with announcements and get involved! We can’t wait to hear from you!

(Thanks to Lillstreet Art Center for hosting our book on Issuu.com!)

fiberistanora:

RIPLEY, YOU ARE NO LONGER HELPING. Also, someone seems to have stolen your legs. #ripley #ripleycat #studiocat #helpingnothelping #craftwork

fiberistanora:

RIPLEY, YOU ARE NO LONGER HELPING. Also, someone seems to have stolen your legs. #ripley #ripleycat #studiocat #helpingnothelping #craftwork

fiberistanora:

Super glam Saturday night editing the shiny new hard copy of Craft/Work’s first ever publication. Ripley’s helping. #craftwork #craft #art #studiocat #glamlife2014 #soexciting!

fiberistanora:

Super glam Saturday night editing the shiny new hard copy of Craft/Work’s first ever publication. Ripley’s helping. #craftwork #craft #art #studiocat #glamlife2014 #soexciting!

craftworkshow:

Craft/Work presents Continuing Conversations: The Past, Present and Future of the Art vs. Craft Debate.
The definitions we use to distinguish art and craft are built upon centuries of cultural debate and technological innovations. In this presentation, Keeley Marie Stitt, Nora Renick Rinehart and Molly Roth Scranton take a closer look at three moments in history when the conversation changed: the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, the 1960’s-70’s, and Modern/Contemporary Art. The panelists and audience members then discussed their hopes for the future of the conversation.
Listen to the audio here!
We’d love to hear any comments or feedback you have on this or any other Craft/Work event! Please feel free to drop us a line on any of our sites:
Tumblr, twitter, facebook

Reblogging for the morning crowd! 

craftworkshow:

Craft/Work presents Continuing Conversations: The Past, Present and Future of the Art vs. Craft Debate.

The definitions we use to distinguish art and craft are built upon centuries of cultural debate and technological innovations. In this presentation, Keeley Marie StittNora Renick Rinehart and Molly Roth Scranton take a closer look at three moments in history when the conversation changed: the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, the 1960’s-70’s, and Modern/Contemporary Art. The panelists and audience members then discussed their hopes for the future of the conversation.

Listen to the audio here!

We’d love to hear any comments or feedback you have on this or any other Craft/Work event! Please feel free to drop us a line on any of our sites:

Tumblr, twitter, facebook

Reblogging for the morning crowd! 

Craft/Work presents Continuing Conversations: The Past, Present and Future of the Art vs. Craft Debate.
The definitions we use to distinguish art and craft are built upon centuries of cultural debate and technological innovations. In this presentation, Keeley Marie Stitt, Nora Renick Rinehart and Molly Roth Scranton take a closer look at three moments in history when the conversation changed: the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, the 1960’s-70’s, and Modern/Contemporary Art. The panelists and audience members then discussed their hopes for the future of the conversation.
Listen to the audio here!
We’d love to hear any comments or feedback you have on this or any other Craft/Work event! Please feel free to drop us a line on any of our sites:
Tumblr, twitter, facebook

Craft/Work presents Continuing Conversations: The Past, Present and Future of the Art vs. Craft Debate.

The definitions we use to distinguish art and craft are built upon centuries of cultural debate and technological innovations. In this presentation, Keeley Marie StittNora Renick Rinehart and Molly Roth Scranton take a closer look at three moments in history when the conversation changed: the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, the 1960’s-70’s, and Modern/Contemporary Art. The panelists and audience members then discussed their hopes for the future of the conversation.

Listen to the audio here!

We’d love to hear any comments or feedback you have on this or any other Craft/Work event! Please feel free to drop us a line on any of our sites:

Tumblr, twitter, facebook

News

cutmesomeslac:

June 27th-29th 2014, SLAC curated a pop-up storefront for the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival. You can see pictures here: 
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March 2014, SLAC will be at the Chicago Creative Expo at the Cultural Center March 14th and 15th
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February 2014, SLAC is participating in the…

Check out this news from local arts organization, the South Logan Arts Coalition! Photos from a recent exhibition and some upcoming events. Go, SLAC, go!

(via cutmesomeslac)

craftworkshow:

Craft/Work artist Noelle Garcia is currently raising funds to support an upcoming two-week residency with ACRE in Stueben Wisconsin! Noelle is an interdisciplinary artist who’s studio practice focuses on identity, relationships and the Native American experience.”  

Not only was Noelle’s work part of our Craft/Work exhibition, she also sat on our Identity in Craft panel AND led an amazing workshop in Native American Bead Weaving! 

Check out her proposal and consider supporting her indiegogo campaign today

You can see more of Noelle’s work at her website.

Craft/Work artists in the world! Support them! You know you want to!

Craft/Work artist Noelle Garcia is currently raising funds to support an upcoming two-week residency with ACRE in Stueben Wisconsin! Noelle is an interdisciplinary artist who’s studio practice focuses on identity, relationships and the Native American experience.”  

Not only was Noelle’s work part of our Craft/Work exhibition, she also sat on our Identity in Craft panel AND led an amazing workshop in Native American Bead Weaving! 

Check out her proposal and consider supporting her indiegogo campaign today

You can see more of Noelle’s work at her website.

Timeline Photos - Elizabeth Gilbert | Facebook

Full Text: 

CRAFT.

Dear Ones —

I was speaking to an artist friend the other day, who said she was having a crisis of creativity because she felt she was losing her edge. She feared that her work was not experimental, bold, and innovative enough. She quoted Ezra Pound (“Make it new”) and said she had stopped working because, simply put, she could not figure out any ways to make it new anymore.

I tried to explain to her that the opposite of The Edge is a simpler and older idea of The Craft. While the motto of modernity might indeed be “Make it new” the motto of the traditional craftsman/woman is more like, “Make it again and again and again and again and again, until you get better and better and better and better at it.” (A wordy motto, but you get the point.)

I gave up fighting for The Edge a long time ago, and that’s done me a world of good as an author. I don’t care about The Edge. Standing on the edges of things just gives me vertigo, anyway, and also carries with it a serious risk of toppling over that cliff and dying. 

These days, instead, I just work toward honing my craft. I want to be the best and most prolific writer I can possibly be. I want to work every day, the way craftspeople have always worked. I don’t mind returning to the same themes and ideas, to try to craft them better next time. I don’t mind if my writing reminds readers of other authors (that’s called following in a tradition, or offering homage) and I don’t even mind if my new work reminds people of my earlier work. I’m not trying to ignite a revolution every time I sit down at my desk; I just want to pursue excellence. 

To do that, I must get out of my own way (including getting out of the way of my ego) and simply do the work. As many times as it takes to get it right. 

Do it every day. Do it as well as you can. Repeat, repeat, repeat. That’s craft. 

Heart,
LG

ps — This is a photo of me working on “Committed”. Those tiny little slips of paper are each a “beat” of the memoir, and I kept shuffling them around until I put the story into its proper order. Sort of like putting together a puzzle, but made out of narrative.

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