In the News
Albert Paley is a recipient of the Smithsonian Craft Show’s first Visionary Awards. The award celebrates artists who have risen to the pinnacle of sculptural arts and design. Paley’s more than 50 site-specific works include the Portal Gates of the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery.
92nd Street Y’s Jewelry Center, directed by Jonathan Wahl, is offering a series of talks and special workshops with visiting artists through April 2014. Includes jewelry talks by Alexis Bittar and Georg Dobler. Get a glimpse of what other organizations and businesses are doing in this week’s news post.
What weighed more than 100 tons and spanned three-quarters of a mile on one of New York’s busiest streets? Watch “Paley on Park Avenue: New York City” to find out. The production follows sculptor Albert Paley as he creates 13 sculptures that graced the median of one of the nation’s best-known avenues for six months.
The Museum of London has opened a major new exhibition investigating the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard. This extraordinary and priceless treasure of 16th and 17th century jewels and gemstones was discovered in 1912, buried in a cellar on Cheapside in the City of London.
It’s American Craft Week (October 4-13)! An opportunity to celebrate the wonders of American craft. Every day thousands of American artists share their vision and talent by producing amazing hand-made decorative and functional objects. And every day thousands of craft retailers share their love of these items by displaying, promoting and selling them. Join in publicizing, educating and displaying American Craft for ten days each October.