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Old City Fest is a celebration of art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture on the streets of America’s most historic square mile— Old City, Philadelphia. This event highlights the region’s premier art and design district, showcasing local designers, creative firms, restaurants, retailers, galleries, theater, culture, history and architecture. The Design Showcase, opening during Old City Fest is located in the Gerry Lenfest Gallery at The Center for Art in Wood. It will feature actual room settings created…Find out more »
A presentation of Craft NOW Philadelphia Moderators Bruce Metcalf and Judith Schaechter will present a panel discussion consisting of teachers and their choice of an artist they once taught or mentored. Topics will include the transitions between generations of makers, transactions between deep knowledge and learning, and speculation about the future of craft. Keynote address by Perry Price, American Craft Council (ACC) Director of Education Panel Discussion between ACC Fellows and Emerging Talent with Meghan Ayers, Sharon Church, Chrissy Day,…Find out more »
On Saturday, November 14th, craft steps out of the studio and into the heart of Philadelphia with CraftNOWCreate, a hands-on exploration of craft at the Kimmel Center. All activities are free and family-friendly. Demonstrations by the Center are programmed by Suzanne Kahn and include a wooden whistle workshop by Beth Ireland, wood turning on the lathe by Derek Weidman. Other activities and demonstrations included ceramic artists going head-to-head in a series of “battles” on the pottery wheel, and a “make your…Find out more »
Furniture Society Conference, Philadelphia, PA Craft-facturing addresses a contemporary community of Makers who are socially engaged, collaborative and digitally savvy. New paradigms for making and production, sharing and distribution are emerging that both support and challenge the more traditional role of the craftsperson in our culture. The 2016 FS conference will frame this moment in Philadelphia's rich environment as a unique and vital site of past and future crafts activity. Programming at conference aims to offer multiple perspectives. In recent…Find out more »
The Doorway Effect: Techniques for Enclosing Space and Memory | Sarah Marriage at A Workshop of Our Own (WOO) | 1780 Union Ave, Baltimore, MD | Sat, Jan. 18 and Sun, Jan. 19, 2020 | 10 am – 4 pm each day CLOSED The "Doorway Effect" refers to the phenomenon of forgetting things after walking through a doorway into a different room. Psychologists suggest it is a result of how we compartmentalize things in our brain. “Entering or exiting…Find out more »
Wood Shed Wind Down with Navva | Fri, May 1, 2020 | Facebook 5:30 pm EDT Let's toast First Friday! Join the Center's Artistic Director, Jennifer-Navva Milliken, to learn about the history and use of wooden bar tools as well as the secrets behind some of her signature drinks. This First Friday, Navva will talk about the wooden cocktail muddler and demonstrate its use in a guided lesson making the spring-filled Darling, You Are Getting Better Looking Every Day, a cocktail…Find out more »