The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) hosts Faythe Levine, co-author of Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design, to present a free screening of the 2009 documentary film of the same name and discuss the contemporary craft movement with the audience. Dubbed “the ambassador of handmade” by the New York Times, Levine in 2004 founded Art vs. Craft, Milwaukee’s independent craft fair. She is co-owner and curator of Paper Boat Boutique & Gallery in Milwaukee.
About the film: In 2006, Levine traveled to 15 cities and interviewed 80 artists and designers to capture the virtually tight-knit community that exists through Web sites, blogs and online stores and connects to the greater public through independent boutiques, galleries and craft fairs. Interviews were also conducted in artists’ studios and homes of the featured makers.
This screening and talk is in conjunction with the Warren Seelig: Textile per se exhibition on view at MICA. For a sneak peek of Handmade Nation, visit www.handmadenationmovie.com.
MICA’s galleries, which are free and open to the public, are open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. They are closed on major holidays.