New grants available from the Center for Craft, upcoming digital Coffee & Conversation, and more!
1. The biggest news of the week comes from the Center for Craft, which continues to leads the craft field with a just launched Craft Futures Fund in response to COVID-19. Submissions are now open for the unrestricted $5,000 grants in support of craft-based education projects with awards each month from May through October this year. Check it out and spread the word!
2. Ferrin Contemporary will be speaking with Garth Johnson Friday, May 15 at 1pm to discuss the exhibition "Nature/Nurture" and the role of gender in contemporary ceramics. The exhibition has been getting a lot of press, including this article on Artsy.
3. The Corning Museum of Glass has a new live chat series called "Connected by Glass". Stay posted for their next video and see all of their online offerings at: https://visit.cmog.org/resources
4. Beginning May 15, Mobilia Gallery will be hosting an online exhibition "Ornamentation in the Age of Corona: Masks" with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Boston Emergency Relief Fund. Stay tuned to www.mobilia-gallery.com to learn more. The mask pictured is by JRA board member, Andrea Uravitch.
5. Last but not least, we have spent the last seven weeks sharing craft-related news around the country, and we thought we would take this moment to share a bit of our own news! The new Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Mary Savig, will be joining us via Zoom Friday, May 15, 10am-11am for Coffee & Conversation. All are invited to the free online program to learn about Mary's background in the field and her current projects.
We hope everyone is continuing to stay safe in these unprecedented times and we look forward to "seeing" you May 15.