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

Thanks to everyone who came out last week to see 

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

Special thanks to our amazing presenters Keeley Marie Stitt, Nora Renick Rinehart and Molly Roth Scranton!

Keep your eyes peeled for audio and slides from the presentation, and don’t forget to come out on Tuesday for our next workshop:

Financial Sustainability: the realities of local and international craft production

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

at Beauty and Brawn Gallery in Logan Square, Chicago

As the market for handmade goods blossoms locally, nationally and internationally, how do we create successful craft-based businesses that economically viable, environmentally sustainable, and that have fair labor practices?

Presenters: Harish Patel of Ishi Vests, Maureen Dunn of Mata Traders and Jenn Beeman of Grainline Studios

to be followed by a workshop in shibori dye by Nora Renick Rinehart

RSVP to the event here!

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.

Craft/Work is a month-long exhibit that aims to jump-start a conversation between Art and Craft. The project will include a series of six bi-weekly panels and demonstrations by participating artists/crafters. January - April 2014.


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