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MICA Hosts Screening of Handmade Nation, Talk About Contemporary Craft Movement

Levine will be at Falvey Hall on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

Posted 02.09.10 by MICA Media Relations

Handmade Nation

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. Levine will be at the Brown Center's Falvey Hall (1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.) on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

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. For a sneak peek of Handmade Nation, visit www.handmadenationmovie.com.

This screening and talk is in conjunction with the Warren Seelig: Textile per se exhibition on view at MICA through Sunday, March 14.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.

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