Craft in America
The influence of craft making on American culture and the work of various artists are explored.
Explores the relationship and influences Mexican and American craft artists have on each other's culture. Included: traditional weaving and the creation of paper jewelry. (60 minutes)
Schedule Channel Audio HD WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
Explores the ongoing cultural exchange between the U.S. and Mexico. (60 minutes)
Schedule Channel Audio HD WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
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Available Online Episodes
- S1 Ep1: MEMORY episode - Memory looks to the dynamic of cultural history and personal heritage in creating objects.
- S1 Ep2: LANDSCAPE episode - Landscape considers the influences on artists that translate into objects.
- S2 Ep1: ORIGINS episode - Early craft techniques used by these artists are passed on in a continuum of creativity.
- S2 Ep2: PROCESS episode - What inspires a career in craft? How does one learn a craft and make a living at it?
- S3 Ep1: MESSAGES episode - Many craft artists go beyond skill to personal and political expression in "Messages."
- S3 Ep2: FAMILY episode - Explore the creativity and personal dynamics of craft artist families.
- S4 Ep1: THREADS episode - THREADS explores weaving, storytelling through quilts and textiles
- S4 Ep2: CROSSROADS episode - Crossroads explores the intersections of craft, culture, and technology.
- S5 Ep1: FORGE episode - See the work of metalsmiths who create powerful art from jewelry to monumental sculpture.
- S5 Ep2: HOLIDAY episode - Embrace winter traditions, all part of our American experience with the handmade
- S5 Ep3: INDUSTRY episode - Industry: Handmade in the Creative Economy
- S6 Ep1: SERVICE episode - Documenting craft and the military and the power of the handmade to inspire and heal
- S7 Ep1: MUSIC episode - Featuring finely crafted handmade instruments and the world renowned artists who play them
- S7 Ep2: CELEBRATION episode - Discover the role craft plays in our winter holiday traditions, rituals, and festivities.
- S8 Ep1: TEACHERS episode - Artists committed to sharing their skills and passion for craft with students of all ages
- S8 Ep2: NATURE episode - NATURE features artists who explore the beauty and wonder of the natural world.