Monday, October 19, 2009

Just happened & coming up....

I just returned from an overwhelming weekend in Minneapolis at the American Craft Council Creating a New Craft Culture conference. It was overall and amazing experience as well as an opportunity to be surrounded by an amazing group of talent, knowledge and resources. I have a lot I would like to share with you about my experience representing my community as well as interesting reflections on other aspects of the weekend but I need time to sort out my thoughts as well as catch up with other parts of my life (i.e. the 100+ emails I need to answer since last Thursday). So, stay tuned with more thoughts on the ACC conference later this week.

Coming up this weekend are two screenings. One on Saturday in Norfolk, VA that I will not be attending (information below) and the second is Sunday in Huntington, NY that I will be attending and doing a Q&A at, information for that HERE.

Sat, Oct 24 at NARO Cinema (Norfolk VA)
Handmade Trunk Show from 3 to 5pm

Sat, Oct 24 at 5:15pm Film
HANDMADE NATION Filmmaker Faythe Levine explores a burgeoning art community that is based on traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, and feminism. She travels around the country to 15 cities and interviews over 80 visionary artists. She has authored a companion book of the same name. (65 mins)
Seven Cities Crafters is a local artist cooperative and will be presenting a Handmade Trunk Show of arts and crafts before and after the film in the lobby and on Colley Ave from 3 to 5pm.
Admission to film -- $6 all seats
Call 625-6275 or visit

As a side note I received a package from Brian Singer of 1000 journals a week or so back with a cardboard card reading "Home Street Home" more information on the project that is raising awarness about homelessness in San Francisco visit

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Official DVD release information!

After three years of work I am please as punch to announce that the Handmade Nation DVD will be available Tuesday, November 3, 2009 for $19.95

Handmade Nation DVD: released date November 3rd, 2009 is responsible for the November release of the movie. BIG LOVE TO THEM!

All information for retail and wholesale is right HERE for your convenience.

I can not tell you how excited I am..... Can't wait to post a picture of me holding the first copy in my hand in a few weeks!

Also a very special thanks to Kate Bingaman-Burt who lovingly did the DVD packaging design.

P.S. I'm on the airplane on my way to SEATTLE for my screenings as I type this.... I heart airtran.