On Wednesday October 29th, the venerable North Bennet Street School will host an exclusive first screening of “Craft in America: Service.” The new episode tells the story of craft in the military by documenting the power of the handmade to inspire, motivate, and heal. The episode traces the origins of the Army Arts & Crafts Program, the G.I. Bill and their impact on today’s soldiers and veterans. Through their own words, five craft artists reveal what makes their work – and the lives they lead – unique.
The event marks the first viewing of the episode in the Boston area. The screening takes place 6:00 pm in the school’s Windgate Gallery on 150 North Street. There is no admission charge.
Featured craft artists include ceramic artists Ehren Tool, Judas Recendez and Peter Voulkos as well as paper artist Pam DeLuco and saddler Eugene Burks, Jr. Carol Sauvion, Executive Director of the Peabody Award-winning “Craft in America” series will introduce the episode and moderate a discussion following the screening.
One of the country’s oldest schools for craftsmanship training, the North Bennet Street School is known internationally for its rigorous teaching methods, and for its role in promoting the preservation of traditional craft skills. For more information about the school, visit www.nbss.edu.