Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Handmade Nation Movie Night!

Well if you haven't heard about the documentary Handmade Nation it's about time you did. Faythe Levine is an American doco queen that set out to document the rise of D.I.Y. and the new wave of art, craft, and design. Talk about a film stuffed to the brim with inspiration for all you crafters and artisans out there.

"The 65-minute movie documents a movement of artists, crafters and designers that recognize a marriage between historical techniques, punk and DIY (do it yourself) ethos while being influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. It includes interviews with more than 50 artists in 15 cities who explain how the new wave of craft, "forges a new economy, lifestyle and burgeoning art community that is based on creativity, determination and networking," says Levine, co-owner of Paper Boat Boutique - Gallery in Bay View and organizer of the yearly indie craft fair Art vs. Craft. (source)

So flock and gather have been given permission from the lady herself to share this adventure into indie craft culture with you and so we shall. Set aside the evening of September 28th, 7pm, and meet us at the SCC on Broadway for some good times, some popcorn and a great movie to boot.

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and in the meantime I encourage you to find out more about this amazing film and filmmaker here.

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