|Book Signing with Clare Rojas + CRAFT BAR
Thursday June 2
5-6pm: Book Signing with Clare Rojas
6-8pm: CRAFT BAR
Everything Flowers by Clare Rojas
Published by Chronicle Books
Through the language of flowers - delicate yet resilient, powerful yet flexible - Clare Rojas tells enchanting stories with color. Clare Rojas is a multimedia artist whose exhibition "We They, We They" took place at MOCFA in the summer of 2010. Rojas is known for her painting, installation, film, printmaking, quilting and music. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions around the world. She lives in San Francisco. Download the Press Release »
CRAFT BAR with ETSY LABS
Stick around after the book-signing, and make a plush Cyclops at Craft Bar with author and artist Diana Schoenbrun! Sew your very own Mini-Cyclops softie from her book, Beasties: How to Make 22 Mischievous Monsters That Go Bump in the Night. All ages welcome. $5 admission includes materials, tips, and tricks. $1 Beers provided by Thirsty Bear Brewing Co.
Wrapping Traditions: Korean Textiles Now
June 16, 6 – 8pm
Member & Press Preview: 5–6pm
All events are free with Museum admission.
For more information about these events, please call the Museum at (415) 227-4888.
1pm: First Tuesday of every month; 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month
|Artisan Manufacturing as Craft
Thursday March 24
Register for tickets here: https://wwwsfmade.ticketleap.com
Does "artisan manufacturing" represent a new possibility for the expansion of craft? In a lively panel discussion featuring Paul Burns, Founder, and Eric Edalsa, of Fireclay, Dema Grim, owner of DEMA, and Joe Luttwak, owner of Blackbird Guitars; we will explore the possibilities of "artisan manufacturing" as a path to entrepreneurship, financial sustainability, and a way to extend the reach of craft. How did these designers make the leap from artist to manufacturer, what were the trade-offs, and lessons learned. Facilitated by Kate Sofis, founding Executive Director of local non-profit SFMade.
Honoring Dorothy and George Saxe
Friday, April 1
Four Seasons Hotel
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art is pleased to announce its second annual CRAFTED Luncheon on Friday, April 1, at the Four Seasons Hotel, honoring Dorothy and George Saxe.
The purpose of CRAFTED is twofold: to honor someone who has made a significant impact in the world of craft and folk art and to raise funds for the Museum's programs. Individual tickets are $125/$250/$500.
Our second annual CRAFTED recipients, Dorothy and George Saxe, have made a lasting contribution to craft in the Bay Area and beyond. Over the last two decades, they formed one of the premier collections of contemporary craft in the United States. George Saxe passed away in 2010, but we have chosen to honor them both for their remarkable achievement. Dorothy Saxe continues to be intensely involved in the collection, the majority of which will ultimately make its home at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
For more information about CRAFTED, contact Jennifer McCabe, Director, at 415.227.4888 ext. 14, or via email at jmccabe [at] mocfa.org.
|CRAFT BAR with ETSY LABS @ MOCFA SF
Thursday, April 7
On Thursday, April 7, please join us for a Craft Bar worthy of the most discerning dandy. We are excited to annouce that MOCFA will be joining forces with Britex Fabrics to present a make your own Clip-On Bow tie Workshop! Designed by local crafters, Bretts and Avery, this project will add style and joie de vivre to any outfit. Bow ties aren't your thing? Turn your accessory into a brooch or fascinator!
Materials kindly provided by Britex Fabrics. A San Francisco landmark since 1952, Britex is a must-visit for designers, sewers, do-it-yourselfers and anyone seeking creative inspiration. The four-story, family-run shop contains beautiful quality fabrics and sewing accessories from around the world. Drinks provided by Trumer Pils.
$5 admission includes materials, tips and tricks. What is Craft Bar? Learn Here »
|Make It @ MOCFA
April 9, 11-1pm;
(also May 14)
Experiment and explore printmaking Sister Corita-style! An assortment of rubber stamps, ink, papers, and more help you print, collage, and create original works of art to take home, frame, or give away.
|Craft Bar: Corita Mashup
Thursday May 5
A silkscreen printing project using iconic Corita imagery from the 1960's. Create original collage designs with inks prepared to match period colors. Screen-print on paper to create posters Sister Corita-style, or transfer these designs onto t-shirts and tote-bags. Tote bags generously provided by Ecobags.com, and tee-shirts generously provided by Alternative Apparel.
|Make It @ MOCFA
Saturday May 14
Everybody has something to say and we all want to be heard. As Sister Corita makes clear, saying it in ink on paper is a quiet but powerful way to express yourself. Guest artist, Colette Urquhart, of Raw Art Letterpress helps you design and cut your own type to ink and press! Perfect for making endless prints and stationery at home. $5 includes admission and materials, free for Members. All ages welcome.
Pictured on homepage:
Sister Corita Kent, One Great Loaf, 1965. Courtesy of the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles, CA.
Pictured on this page:
Power Up,1965 Courtesy of Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles;
Tender, 1964 from the Collection of Lucia Eames
Photographs of Corita courtesy of the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles
E is for Everyone:
Celebrating Sister Corita
February 4 – June 5, 2011
To mark the 25th anniversary of Sister Corita’s life and influence (1918-1986), the Museum of Craft and Folk Art has organized an exhibition showcasing the many dimensions of Corita’s artistic practice as an iconoclastic artist, teacher and activist who was known to challenge stereotypes. Corita Kent, also known as Sister Mary Corita, revolutionized graphic design and created an art education system in which the classroom and its multiple surroundings became potent tools for learning and making.
West Coast Pop-Art predating Punk and computer graphics, Corita’s work is regarded today as inherently contemporary, bridging the divide between public service and self-expression, social practice and studio practice, craft and design. Not only do many established contemporary artists express direct evidence of Corita’s influence, but a new generation of makers are embracing Corita as a radical innovator for a wide range of socially-engaged creative practices, which help to expand our traditional definitions of craft and folk art.
Sister Corita was known for delighting in the “commonplace” and for creating serigraphs for wide distribution; gleaning from urban advertising, pop culture, song lyrics and literary writings. This exhibition features seminal works from the 1960s and highlights her important personal and professional relationship with Charles and Ray Eames through selected films and documentation. As a charismatic teacher at the renowned Immaculate Heart College Art Department in Hollywood, which attracted poets, inventors, filmmakers, designers and cultural luminaries such as Buckminster Fuller and John Cage in the 1960s, Corita would identify Charles Eames as her “real teacher.”
Corita’s pedagogy and “Look and Make” ethos are further explored in a unique collaboration with Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland entitled “CreateRelate,” a commissioned workshop with Creative Growth artists to produce a limited edition of painted Art Boxes—a common activity in the culture of Corita’s classroom (click here for more info on “CreateRelate”). This collective artistic output, which uses Corita’s original serigraph silkscreens, as well as her creative and educative methods, underscores the relevance of Sister Corita’s design and teachings, and illustrates her enduring legacy.
— Curator, Natasha Boas
The Rules Remade
Jenifer K. Wofford (wofflehouse.com)