Sunday, October 03, 2010

American Craft Week October 1 through 10

ACW is 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. As one craft artist put it, "this is the creative economy!"

American Craft enriches our homes, wardrobes, offices and public spaces. It contributes to our nation's economy, our balance of trade, and the fabric of our national history. It is original, beautiful and enduring.American Craft Week is a project of Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow (CRAFT) in partnership with Craft in America.

National Chairpersons include: Diane Sulg, owner, Maddi's Gallery, Charlotte, NC and CRAFT Board Member; Ann Ruhr Pifer, owner, The Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN, and CRAFT Board Member; and Carol Sauvion, executive director of Craft in America, and owner, Freehand Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

CRAFT is an association of galleries, shops, schools and artist that are dedicated to presenting work with one common characteristic - it's handmade in the U.S.A. The goal of CRAFT is to promote awareness of American made craft through marketing, networking, education and communications programs. Carolina Creations owner and artist Jan Francoeur is on the Board of CRAFT.

New Bern Artists Lou Plummer and Jan Francoeur will be demonstrating each afternoon, Mon-Thurs, October 4-7 from 1-4 pm. Lou will demonstrate paper crafts on Mon and Wed and Jan will demonstrate clay sculpture on Tues and Thurs.

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