Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design

Films // Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design

Feb 19 - Feb 19

Overview // Handmade Nation documents the new wave of art, craft and design that is capturing the attention of the nation. It is the feature film debut of director, author, artist, and curator Faythe Levine. Levine traveled to 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview artists, crafters, makers, curators, and community members.

Today’s craft world has emerged as a synthesis of historical technique, punk culture, and the DIY ethos, also influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism, and art. Interviews were conducted on location in artist studios, homes, boutiques, offices, and craft fairs, giving the public an exclusive and rarely seen look into the lives of these creative individuals.

Related Programming:
Jan 5 to Feb 18, 2018: Dimensions exhibition of contemporary California craft. On view in SLOMA's Gray Wing.

Details // Monday, February 19, 2018 at 7 PM. Suggested donation: $5 members, $7 nonmembers includes complimentary beverage. Watch the trailer online.

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art recognizes that film is a visual art form and is delighted to bring you a series of outstanding documentaries inspired by our current exhibitions. Films screen the third Monday of each month at 7 PM.

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