Issue 09: Craft
Issue 09: Craft
“Everything that he did was going to be honoring the craftsman and artist,” says Golpira. “He always said to me, ‘Artists shouldn’t be on the edge of town... We’re primary to society. We should be in the center of town.’”
Although businesses are struggling because of Covid restrictions, this season we wanted to make it easier to patronize Baltimore-based artists and shops and to luxuriate in the amazing range of quality that you can support through your purchases.
Copeland's collection is a reflection of the depth and width of her 30-year career in museums: contemporary art, functional works traditionally sidelined as craft, and objects of historical importance for what they remind us about where we come from.
Her fashion line, Jody Davis Designs, recently celebrated its tenth year, and her garments have been worn by the likes of television journalists Soledad O’Brien and Gayle King.
Now in its third year, WOO boasts approximately a hundred active members who use the shop, including three resident woodworkers who rent studio space in the building to run their businesses.
Cherry’s assemblage portraits create a sense of familiarity, especially through the everyday objects and materials he incorporates as symbols for larger questions and preconceived notions of American history and culture.
Progressive art studios are philosophically integral to disability rights and social justice.
A 2019 report showed Open Works’ membership was significantly more diverse than that of other maker spaces around the country: 43 percent of its members are people of color, 54 percent are women.
Couwenberg, a titan of fine-art fiber education, is influenced by growth and evolution, which she excavates in an exploration of her personal history as a Dutch woman living in America.
From Ghana to Benin, Benin to Nigeria, Ajanku has apprenticed with master dyers who retain knowledge of traditional indigo dyeing techniques, an art that is being lost to synthetic processes.
Issue 09: Craft celebrates Baltimore’s incredible makers, visionary artists, and creative businesses