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SFA School of Art to host a 'Craft Uprising'

October 27, 2009 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will host a two-part "Craft Uprising" Nov. 6 and 7 at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

Events include a free film screening of "Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft and Design" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and a craft sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Faythe Levine's 65-minute documentary captures the virtually tight-knit community of artists, crafters and designers that exists through Web sites, blogs and online stores, and connects to the greater public through independent boutiques, galleries and craft fairs.

A crafter herself, Levine traveled to 15 cities and interviewed 80 individuals in order to document the rise of do-it-yourself crafters and the new wave of art, craft and design.

"To complement the film, we have invited artisans and crafters from East Texas, Houston and Dallas to set up in front of the Art Center as an expansion of the Downtown Nacogdoches Sidewalk Sale," Cutler said.

"We invite everyone to the film and the sale, to learn more about the growing community of American crafters and those who appreciate their talent and individuality," Cutler continued.

The events are sponsored in part by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.