Sunday, July 22, 2007

Craft PDX block party

Free, Sunday July 22, 2007 724 NW Davis noon to 7:30

Celebrate the grand opening of the Museum of Contemporary Craft and the DeSoto Building.

Look at this long list of activites.

Schedule of Activities

12-7 pm Museum of Contemporary Craft Express! Tours - on the hour, every hour

(meet at the reception desk inside 724 NW Davis St.)

For more information about CRAFT IN AMERICA: Expanding Traditions, visit the

exhibitions page at

12-7 pm DeSoto Galleries open

Augen Gallery, Blue Sky Gallery, Charles Hartman Fine Art , Froelick Gallery

1-2 pm Panel discussion in The Lab at Museum of Contemporary Craft

The Making of the CRAFT IN AMERICA documentary series

Moderated by Carol Sauvion.

Panelists: Dan Seeger (film director); Mira Nakashima, Denise and Sam Wallace

(artists); Linny Adamson (curator)

Join Producer Carol Sauvion as she leads a discussion on the making of the PBS

documentary series.

3-4 pm Panel discussion in The Lab at Museum of Contemporary Craft

Artists from the CRAFT IN AMERICA: Expanding Traditions exhibition

Moderated by Jo Lauria.

Panelists: Einar and Jamex de la Torre, David Gurney, Gerhardt Knodel and Mira


Join Curator Jo Lauria as she leads a conversation with several of the exhibiting artists.

On-going Activities all day

Glass blowing by Tacoma’s Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop, and Jamex and Einar de la Torre

Interactive hands-on art activities for all ages featuring:

Clay Town on the Portland grid; The Stitch-o-Rama community embroidery project

Raku ceramics with Bruce Finch; Cotton jewelry with Heidi Steeves

Water bottle bracelets with Portland Church of Craft ‘ Matchbox shrines with Super Crafty

Artist Trading Cards with the DIY Lounge at collage

Demonstrations by several regional artists, guilds and collectives:

Greg Wilbur, Janet Buskirk and Jim Koudelka from Art In The Pearl ; Woodturner Dale Larsen

Creative Metal Arts Guild; Guild of Oregon Woodworkers; Oregon Glass Guild; Oregon Potters

Association; Pacific Northwest Sculptors Association; Portland Handweavers Guild

Also there is food, drink and live music.

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