Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Salon Series at the American Craft Council

Working to spark "new conversations in contemporary craft," the American Craft Council has just announced its first Salon Series. Organized by Director of Education Lily Kane, the three-part series promises to be a stimulating and engaging continuation of conversations started at the ACC Conference last October in Houston (that I attended and blogged about here).

Yours truly, along with neighbor Rena Tom of Rare Device, will be speaking at the third salon about blogging.

The Salons will be held in the ACC's wonderful library in SoHo. Limited attendance is first-come-first-served, so RSVP today to education@craftcouncil.org or 212-274-0630 to save your spot!

Here's the line-up:

Thursday, May 17th

The Craft of Contemporary Design

Kick off ICFF weekend with a presentation by award-winning New Zealand based furniture maker/designer David Trubridge.

Trubridge’s work has been exhibited at the ICFF and the Milan Fair since 2001 and is distributed by Cappellini, Boffi and Design Mobel among others. In addition, he is a returning teacher to the Vitra Design Museum summer school and was the Wornick Visiting Distinguished Professor at the California College of the Arts.


6-7 p.m., reception to follow

Thursday, July 26th

Marketplace Interventions: the Do-It-Yourself Renaissance

Join Reverend Callie Janoff of NYC Church of Craft and Hodge Podge clothing designer Cal Patch for a discussion on how they’re converting, inspiring, educating and creating the next wave of craft lovers.


6-7 p.m., reception to follow

Thursday, September 20th

Blogging the Handmade: Creating Community, Conversation and Commerce

Join Brooklyn gallery owners Amy Shaw (Greenjeans) and Rena Tom (Rare Device) to hear how their blogs are linking craft and design lovers and building communities smitten with unique handmade objects.


6-7 p.m., reception to follow

Hope to see, and hear, you there!

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