Craft/Work Presents Continuing Conversations: The Past, Present and Future of the Art vs. Craft Debate
Tuesday, February 18
6:30 - 9:30pm
Beauty and Brawn Gallery and Think Space
3501 W. Fullerton Ave
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 will take a closer look a few specific 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 alike will then discuss their hopes for the future of the conversation.
The presentation will be followed by a participatory workshop entitled Ways of Valuing with Keeley Marie Stitt that will explore the concepts of Use Value, Exchange Value and Sign Value.
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All parts of this event are free and open to the public!
Beauty and Brawn Gallery is wheelchair accessible but, unfortunately, the bathroom is not. Contact us about any accessibility needs and we can try to figure out accommodations.
**Please note! The gallery can get a bit chilly on cold winter nights and the owner has asked that attendees remove their shoes when entering the gallery to preserve the floors. Please dress warmly! And BYO house-shoes or slippers if you’d like.
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