Sunday, February 8, 2009

Handmade Nation Film Premiere

"A new wave of craft is catching the attention of the nation. It has emerged as a marriage between historical technique, punk, and the DIY (do it yourself) ethos while being influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism, and art."

Attention New York craftsters, Handmade Nation is premiering in the city this week. In June 2006 director Faythe Levine set out with her one camera crew to document the indie craft movement, visiting 15 cities across the nation. Thursday night the documentary will premiere at the Museum of Art and Design, featuring segments on influential indie craft community members. Following the screening, Faythe Levine will be joined in a post-film panel discussion about the indie craft movement by artist Mandy Greer, and Kate Bingaman-Burt, Handmade Nation typographer.

Handmade Nation NYC Premiere and Director's Panel
Museum of Art and Design Theater
Thursday, February 12 6:30-8pm
2 Columbus Circle NYC
Tickets are available online at - $15 for non-members, $13.50 for members.

Special thanks to Ruby for the tip!

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