On Thursday, February 25th at 7 pm, the Maryland Institute College of Art will host Faythe Levine, director and producer of Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design to present a free screening of the 2009 documentary film and discuss the contemporary craft movement with guests.
Dubbed "the ambassador of handmade" by the New York Times, Levine traveled to 15 cities in 2006, where she interviewed more than 80 indepedents artists and designers about their growing community. Handmade Nation has since been shown at hundreds of museums, festivals, colleges, and universities around the country. There's also a corresponding book with the same title.
The screening and talk will be held in the Brown Center's Falvey Hall. For a sneak peek of the film, visit http://www.handmadenationmovie.com/.
Seriously people, do whatever you must to re-arrange your schedules and go see this film and its founder in the flesh. You won't regret it.
Image courtesy of the New York Times.