Monday, July 20, 2009

Craft for a Sustainable World at the American Craft Council

This Wednesday, July 22, the third season of the wonderful Summer Salon Series returns to the American Craft Council.

This year's theme -- Craft's Contribution to a Sustainable World -- is very much up my alley and I'm very excited about what the Craft Council's education department has on tap!

Wednesday evening's program features Father Andrew More O'Connor (pictured), a visual artist and Diocesian priest in the Bronx, who will discuss his innovative project, Goods of Conscience, which employs Guatemalan Mayan weavers to sew apparel collections that "look good, feel good, and do good." His talk will focus on the role of the handmade in social and environmental stewardship.

The second of this year's two-part Salon Series takes place August 12 and presents Marty Odlin and Justin Aguinaldo talking about the amazing Bamboo Bike Project in Ghana.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 22
6:30-7:30 p.m., reception to follow
American Craft Council
72 Spring Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10012

Reservations are required and space is limited.
Price: $10; $5 for students with current ID.
To rsvp, contact Kate at or call (212)274–0630 x272

Posted by Amy Shaw for Greenjeans.

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