Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Handmade Nation in Providence!

"Faythe Levine traveled 19,000 miles to visually document what has emerged as a marriage between historical technique, punk culture, and the D.I.Y. ethos. In HANDMADE NATION (along with the book of the same name, published by Princeton Architectural Press) she selected a variety of makers and essayists who work within different media and have different methodologies to provide a microcosm of the crafting community."
Handmade Nation is coming to Providence and will be screening at Craftland! There will be two showings, at 6pm and 8pm. (Inside info: 8pm is almost sold out! Buy your tickets soon!) Tickets were designed and Gocco printed by Heatherjeany, and are only $8 and come with free popcorn and a drink. What a bargain!

Faythe Levine will be here for the screening and will have a brief Q&A after each screening. If you're dorky like me, feel free to bring her book and see if she'll sign it. Also attending will be some of the Providence artists featured in the movie.

Tickets available here, or feel free to stop into the shop.

Faythe Levine is also guest curator for the current exhibit hanging in the Craftland Gallery. The exhibit shows the work of Merrilee Challiss and Margaret Oomen. Faythe and Merrilee will be attending the opening tomorrow night. Stop by for a glass of wine between 5-8 and see this beautiful exhibit.
"Merrilee brings her gouache and ink images of a darkly humorous view of natural history all the way from Birmingham, Alabama. Hailing from Aurora, Ontario, Margaret makes work that combines her fascination with science as a medical doctor with her love of nature to create crochet covered stones featuring fractal patterns and Fibonacci sequences. This show is not to be missed."
Lots of Craftland fun this week! Don't miss it!

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