CraftBoston Holiday Party features 3 Craft Celebrities

CraftBoston Holiday Party features 3 Craft Celebrities

JOIN US ON ZOOM for a CraftBoston Holiday celebration — what would have been our opening at the Hynes in Boston. Instead, we are hosting a 75-minute panel conversation with three celebrities in the field of craft, followed by Q&A session with the audience! Please join us for

Craft, Culture, + Coronavirus:
Craft’s Impact on American Culture during a Pandemic

December 11, 2020
Tickets: $45
(all proceeds benefit the Society of Arts + Crafts)

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Our distinguished panelists will explore the role of craft and  making in these unusual times:

Glenn Adamson, Moderator

Glenn Adamson is a curator and writer who works at the intersection of craft, design history, and contemporary art. Currently Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, he has previously been Director of the Museum of Arts and Design; Head of Research at the V&A; and Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee.

He is the host of Design in Dialogue, a triweekly online interview series co-presented with Friedman Benda gallery. Adamson’s publications include Fewer Better Things (2019); Art in the Making (2016, co-authored with Julia Bryan-Wilson); The Invention of Craft (2013); Postmodernism: Style and Subversion (2011); The Craft Reader (2010); and Thinking Through Craft (2007). He contributes regularly to Art in America, Crafts, Disegno, frieze, the magazine Antiques, and other publications. He has also curated numerous, noted exhibits worldwide.

His book Craft: An American History will be published by Bloomsbury in early 2021.

Carol Sauvion

Carol Sauvion is an American crafts scholar and patron, and the Executive Producer and Director of the PBS documentary series “Craft in America”. Sauvion received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History and American Art in 1969 from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.

Toshi Seeger, wife of folk singer Pete Seeger, introduced her to ceramics. Soon Sauvion was producing functional porcelain and selling it at craft galleries and museum shops across the United States. In 1980, she opened Freehand Gallery in West Hollywood, California, specializing in handmade American crafts from across the United States.

In 2003, Sauvion founded Craft in America, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose video productions have won both Emmys and Peabody Awards. “Craft in America” explores America’s creative spirit and introduces viewers to diverse artists, regions, and cultures while documenting the the craft movement in the United States. Sauvion serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Craft Council, and was recognized for her decades of craft advocacy with the 2019 Distinguished Alumna Award from Manhattanville College.

Tanya Crane

Tanya Crane is a Southern California native who lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. Crane received her MFA in Metalsmithing + Jewelry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her BFA in Metal from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is a Professor of the Practice in Metals at the School Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts.

Crane’s work is framed within a dual existence of prejudice and privilege, having adapted to life amongst family in both the white suburbs and the urban South Central neighborhood in Los Angeles. Crane is a recipient of the Society of Arts + Crafts Artist Award (2017), and her work was featured in a solo exhibition at the National Ornamental Metal Museum.

The Society of Arts + Crafts is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to support and celebrate craft makers and their creativity, in order to build and sustain a vibrant and diverse community and to shape the future of craft.  Since its inception, the Society of Arts + Crafts has been at the forefront of the American craft movement; on the eve of its 125th anniversary, the organization is embarking on a bold new strategic plan which applies the organization’s efforts towards promoting the relevance of craft in the 21st-century.