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So THAT’S a Found Curve…!

November 25, 2009

You may have noticed a new header on the blog here today. It’s a photograph of an actual found curve!

These trees are out in the field by the house in Northwood where I grew up. I used to “ride” them when I was little.

Back when the place belonged to my great-grandparents, my Uncle Walt had his garage out there. A wire ran from the road to the garage, and these three trees happened to grow up and around it. Must have been at least 60 years ago.

Now, as my Dad said when I took this picture last weekend, they’re as big as tontons (like is Star Wars? See pic below.) Thy are very mysterious to me still and I love them.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Pictures from Minneapolis and the American Craft Council Conference

October 21, 2009
Detail of communal weaving by Kathryn Pannepacker

Detail of communal weaving by Kathryn Pannepacker

I have uploaded my pictures from the ACC conference and my afternoon exploring the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Park.

Not done writing up notes to share with you, but hopefully this glimpse into the weekend will tide you over!

I will say quickly that the conference was stimulating, engaging, and a great time for community building and bonding. I’m so glad I got to go — and present! — and will share with you more observations soon.

Look at the Flickr slideshow here, or if you prefer just the set page.

Brooklyn’s 3rd Ward Expands

September 25, 2009

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The awesomeness of 3rd Ward never stops. As reported in Brooklyn Based this week, this feisty space devoted to independent creative production — where you can take wood working classes, rent a WiFi office cubicle, see shows by local artists, and partake in a pig roast party — is located in a huge loft building on Morgan Ave. in Bushwick.

A few weeks ago they quietly opened a second location on Metropolitan and Lorimer, doubling their space and expanding their class offerings. How about “An Introduction to New York’s Art World” featuring lectures from gallerists, artists, curators, and dealers ready to help you navigate the art scene and get your work shown? They’ve also teamed up with Etsy to offer courses like Extraordinary Embroidery.

When you become an annual member (starting at $39/month), you even get a free bike. Now that’s forward thinking!

3rd Ward is one of the most relevant and in-touch arts non-profits out there. They also throw swell parties. Check them out at the grand opening reception on October 23!