Thursday, December 06, 2007

else where and interesting


7pm Wednesday, December 12 at TRUCK Gallery located in the Lower level of the Grain Exchange Building, 815 First Street SW in Calgary

While Craft historians, Feminist historians and fine craft practitioners argue for the recognition of craft within art and academic dialogues, crafty supplies are simultaneously mass produced and packaged as hobby-commodities for affluent consumers, and craft practices are appropriated into the mainstream marketing of alternative and DIY 'lifestyles.' In addition, the accessibility of global communication networks have contributed to the increased sharing of craft knowledge and skills, and created an overall democratization of crafting practices. The rise of Craftivism – which often values the radical potential of a particular craft rather than its finished end product – shifts traditional emphasis away from polished, professionally-made craft objects themselves and towards the political and conceptual focus, positioning, and deployment of this work. The rapid surge in Craftivist practices offers an opportunity for new approaches and discussions of feminism/crafts (wo)manship, queer crafting, tacit knowleges and skill sharing, DIY, anti-capitalism and activism.

This presentation is part of TRUCK Gallery's Soap Box Series

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detail of "Moisture and Greenness " by Judith Martin

Ontario Craft '07

Nov 15 to Dec 31, 2007
reception Nov 15 5-9 p.m.
990 Queen Street West
Toronto Ontario

416 925 4222

The Ontario Craft Council is pleased to present Ontario Craft ’07, our biennial juried exhibition of members work.
Download the Ontario Craft ’07 Catalogue
(1.7 MB PDF)


This Exhibition Catalogue can be seen at the TMC's library and the touring exhibition can be seen in Burlington Ontario right now

Quilt Art 20
20th Anniversary
Dates: December 1, 2007 - January 27, 2008

Burlington Arts Centre

1333 Lakeshore Road at Brock
Burlington, Ontario, L7S 1A9
(905) 632-7796

"Quilt Art, long Europe’s leading advocacy group for innovative quiltmaking, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary with this travelling exhibition of new work by group members. Formed in 1985 QUILT ART brought together a select group of professional artists in efforts to extend the boundaries of the quilt medium and increase recognition of the quilt as an art form. The members of QUILT ART … have continued to walk their own idiosyncratic paths as artists, and the consistently original work they have created over the years sets them apart both as individuals and as a group." Robert Shaw, Shelburne, Vermont, USA.

AIC Gallery
Members of ’Quilt Art’
Organized by Quilt Art
Artist Tour and Talk December 2, 2007 2:30 pm
Discussion of R.G. Collingwood’s description of ’craft’ in the context of the Quilt Art 20 exhibition. January 13, 2008 1:30 pm

Gallery Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 10:00pm

Friday - Saturday 9:00am- 5:00pm
Sunday 12noon - 5:00pm


Jennifer Angus

A Terrible Beauty [Effroyable beauté]

Musée d'art de Joliette

Sept 23 to Dec 31 2007

145, rue Wilfrid-Corbeil
Joliette (Québec)
J6E 4T4

Téléphone : (450) 756-0311

Jennifer Angus, Chiyogami (détail), 2004
Photo : Julie Sando. Avec la permission d’Artcite inc

You can listen to Jeniffer Angus being interviewed on Studio 360 on Public Radio International

there are 6 Jennifer Angus links in their archive so have a listen and take a look

keep up with Jennifer by visiting her web site

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