Friday, July 31, 2009
I got in this afternoon and already went to the Mutter Museum & The Independence Seaport Museum for the Tattoos in the Life of the American Sailor exhibit. Now, I'm off to Art Star for the Amy Rice opening.
Don't forget to come see me and Handmade Nation tomorrow:
August 1st: Philadelphia, PA
6-8 pm, Public admission: $5 at the door. Seating is limited.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, RM 103
1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 19107
Advanced tickets can be purchased at: ART STAR GALLERY
Sponsored by the Buyers Market of American Craft
Director Q&A following the screening, moderated by Kris Stewart, editor of NICHE Magazine.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I snuck these images of Xenobia's work from the show for you to peep and get excited about.....
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
On Wednesday I took the train from Baltimore to DC. I got picked up by my friend Kate at Union Station. We walked back to her house and then just chilled out with her boyfriend. I had a long list of suggested spots to visit in DC but I've been traveling so much we opted for Dinner and Harry Potter (it was RAD).
Thursday I ate breakfast at Founding Farmers (highly recommended) with all of my Milwaukee to DC transplant friends. It was great. The headed over to the Renwick Gallery. From their site: "The Renwick Gallery, a branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, features one of the finest collections of American craft in the United States. Its collections, exhibition program and publications highlight the best craft objects and decorative arts from the 19th century to the present." I met up with Katie Crooks the program director who introduced me to Nicholas Bell the curator who was initially interested in bringing the film there. My screening was scheduled for 12 and about 80 people showed up for the programing.
It was such a huge honor to see something I made in such a grand space. After the screening I did a brief Q&A and book signing. Then Nicholas and I had a really great casual meeting and talked about the indie craft community.
Thanks Renwick Gallery, you added another amazing notch to where the gospel of DIY has been spread.
Next stop for the film is this Saturday July 18th in Edmonton, AB presented by "Make It". Tickets are available HERE. I am heading back to Milwaukee for a little down time. My next stop is the Philly screening on August 1st. Tickets for that show are available at Art Star.
All you UK crafters Handmade Nation is screening for FREE on July 25th at the V&A and July 26th in Northampton, UK at The FishMarket.
Check out my Baltimore photo set on my other flickr account with images from Baltimore's ArtScape Midway. One of my favorite things I've been at in a long while.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
If you come here make sure to visit the American Visionary Arts Museum. I was lucky enough to get to meet the director and founder Rebecca Hoffberger who was one of the most inspiring women I have ever met.
I also had the treat of getting to go up into the Bromo Seltzer clock tower! My hostess Kristen Grey works in the building and it had the BEST view of Baltimore! So so awesome.
Time to go catch the amtrak to DC for my screening at the Smithsonian tomorrow! Come see me or send peeps down there on their lunch breaks!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I did a TV appearance
Book signing at Barefoot Contessa
& the premiere was at the Rio Theater with over 300 people in attendance + a great mini craft fair to boot!
I even got to meet the authors Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain of the soon to be released book "Yarn Bombing" at the welcome party at my hostess with the mostess Kim Werker's house.
I was also tickled by these amazing vegan cupcakes made for me by Coco Cake Cupcakes
"Welcome Faythe".... um, amazing.
AND, Kim & I spent her 33rd birthday doing all sorts of fun shopping & eating (I ate the best sushi I've ever had besides in Japan). She took me to The Assembly of Text which I was of course in LOVE with every aspect of... go there if you like letters, typewriters, zines, indie publications and girls who do dope shit.
((please note this amazing window display))
Check out the rest of the photos in my flickr set
A very very special thank you goes out to Andrea & Rob of Lotus Event's (they bring you GOT CRAFT?) who brought me to Vancouver, organized a fantastic sucessful event and are just overall lovely people doing great things.
Monday, July 06, 2009
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