I took a trip out to Los Angeles for the Dwell Design Conference to be on the panel "
Crafting and Creating in Consumer Culture"moderated by the lovely Jordan Kushins (Assistant Editor, Dwell). I was on the panel with Brian Singer (Principal/Creative Director
Altitude) & friend Billie Lopez (Co-owner ReForm School).
I also took a minute to meet with Jenny Ryan (organizer of Felt Club and founder of HomeEc) and Tootie (Co-owner ReForm School) over at Cinefamily where we will be doing the Los Angeles premiere in August (NOTE: TICKETS WENT ON SALE TODAY HERE).
Monday, July 6th
KDHX-88.1 FM, community radio in St. Louis
"Tonight we kick off a month of conversations on "The Life Creative" -- folks of all stripes are getting down with DIY, whether knitting scarves for charity, planting victory gardens to avoid corporate food conglomerates or self-publishing conspiracy theories while wearing the tinfoil hats. What's behind our impulse to make stuff, to do stuff, to get more self-reliant and creative? And how can even suits benefit from more creativity? We'll talk about it all month with a variety of voices. Tonight's guest is Faythe Levine, author and film director of the book/documentary movie project "Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft and Design." We'll talk about her 19,000-mile journey to document the resurgence of indie craft and its implications for sustainability and subverting traditional capitalism...and the movement's limitations"
Vancouver Premiere! ((Come meet me, I'm making the trip))
Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway @ Commercial Drive Screening at 8:00pm, Craft Showcase at 7:00pm Tickets HERE
Baltimore Premiere! ((Come meet me, I'm making the trip))
7pm with director Q&A to follow
University of Baltimore auditorium, 21 W Mount Royal Avenue (the corner of Mt Royal and Maryland Ave)
FREE & open to the public
Washington DC Premiere! ((Come meet me, I'm making the trip))
Renwick Gallery :: Smithsonian American Art Museum
12:00 book signing & screening
More info here FREE & open to the public