This is a super exciting show not only because it focuses on the awesome DIY movement, but also because its uniqueness. What makes it unique? Well, first because there have not been many exhibitions focused on DIY, and particularly not at nationally recognized fine art and craft venues, like SCC. And second, because it will be open for quite a long while – 7 months to be exact. There are several reasons why it extends so long, but most importantly is this. We are entering our 40th year anniversary – 40 years of being on the cutting edge of craft. SCC was founded in 1971 by Elizabeth Rockwell Raphael as The Store for Arts and Crafts and People-Made Things. Raphael recognized the need to broaden opportunities for craft artists to show their work to a wider audience and believed that young artists working with traditional craft materials were exploring and developing new directions in contemporary art.? On the eve of SCC?s 40th anniversary, the organization still holds true to her original intentions, which are exemplified through DIY: A Revolution in Handicrafts.??