Craft Alliance http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Art Events On The Table, Some Literally, In STL This Weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/art-events-table-some-literally-stl-weekend <p>A table can connect families, foster discussion or encourage a game of cards. This weekend, a table in Grand Center also provides a canvas for artistic and cultural expression.</p><p>“Table” opened Thursday night at <a href="http://duetstl.com/">the new Duet art space</a>, 3526 Washington Ave., with an evening of drinks and folk music. Friday night at 7, the custom wood design by Martin Goebel becomes the stage for a new media performance.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 03:37:30 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33520 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Art Events On The Table, Some Literally, In STL This Weekend Edwardsville Center Showcases African-American Art Through St. Louis’ Portfolio Gallery http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/edwardsville-center-showcases-african-american-art-through-st-louis-portfolio-gallery <p><em>St. Louis-area art openings this Friday explore the beauty of nature, teapots and African-American works. “Ebony Creations” is a joint project of Portfolio Gallery and the Edwardsville Arts Center.</em><br /> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 03:55:10 +0000 Nancy Fowler 32833 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Edwardsville Center Showcases African-American Art Through St. Louis’ Portfolio Gallery St. Louis Joins Cities Around The World In Public Art Project 'Before I Die' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-joins-cities-around-world-public-art-project-i-die <p>Starting tomorrow, Craft Alliance asks St. Louisans to answer the question, "What do you want to do before you die?"</p><p>It's part of an international art project called <a href="http://beforeidie.cc/" target="_blank">"Before I die..."</a> in which the public is invited to write their hopes and dreams in chalk on a wall for all passing by to see. Hundreds of cities around the world have their own chalkboard wall. It was started in 2011 in New Orleans by Cindy Chang after she lost a loved one.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:31:52 +0000 Camille Phillips 29534 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Joins Cities Around The World In Public Art Project 'Before I Die' Ken Botnick Creates Books As Art http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ken-botnick-creates-books-art <p>When someone asks <a href="http://www.kenbotnick.com/">Ken Botnick</a> what he does, the answer is not an easy one.&nbsp; As a typographer, he is at the same time a designer, craftsman, printer and publisher, and if that isn’t enough, he is also a Professor of Art and Director of the <a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/node/3649">Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Studio for the Illustrated Book</a> at the Sam Fox School at Washington University.&nbsp; The focus of his artistic endeavors is the creation of limited edition books.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:30:28 +0000 Mary Edwards & Alex Heuer 8283 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ken Botnick Creates Books As Art