Wednesday, April 30, 2008

ACC Summer Salon Series Announced

The American Craft Council announced its Summer in the City Salon Series today. They've created a stimulating trio of evening discussions that are sure to get us all talking!

Each starts at 6pm followed by a wine and cheese reception:

May 15: The Industrial Complex, with Tyler Hays
Kick off ICFF weekend with Tyler Hays, founder of the Brooklyn-based furniture company BDDW, who will discuss the company’s handmade work and its relationship to industry.

July 24: Connect/(Dis)Connect, with Bruce Metcalf & Chanel Kennebrew
Explore the broad spectrum of craft makers today in this dialogue between jeweler, educator and writer Bruce Metcalf and Junkprints founder Chanel Kennebrew, an indie craft artist, graphic designer and Etsy seller.

September 18: The Politics of Craft, with Rob Walker, Sabrina Gschwandtner & Liz Collins
With one of the most important elections of our era approaching, join us in investigating craft’s relationship to politics and its role in addressing issues in our world today. Rob Walker, columnist for the New York Times, interviews makers Sabrina Gschwandtner, founder of KnitKnit, and Liz Collins, founder of Knitting Nation.

Reservations are required. Contact Monica Hampton, or 212.274.0630 ext. 272.

Hope to see you there!

Posted by Amy Shaw for Greenjeans. Image of work by Tyler Hays, BDDW, from American Craft Council.

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