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June 2020

Craft Show and Tell

June 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Every Tuesday at 1 PM
Free
Craft Show and Tell

Craft offers many of us a sense of community. Now that we are all stuck at home, feeling that sense of community can be a challenge. That's why we're hosting a FREE virtual Show & Tell, so we can share the craft projects we've been working on while quarantined.

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30 Minute Thursday with artist Donna Penoyer

June 11, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
Donna Penoyer PMC earrings

Though our studios are closed at this time, we still want to connect you with our talented instructors. Join us as we host Donna Penoyer, a precious metal clay artist, in a brief demonstration and a Q&A session to follow. Get a taste of the medium, ask questions, and prime yourself for future workshops!

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Betty's 100th Birthday

Betty’s Big Birthday

June 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

When we opened in 1971, our founder Elizabeth Rockwell Raphael (aka Betty Raphael) discovered and supported artists who were exploring unexpected directions in craft materials in order to share these groundbreaking works with the public. That commitment continues at Contemporary Craft today. With Betty's 100th birthday coming up soon, celebrate her vision with us during Betty's Big Birthday virtual party hosted by her daughters Cathy and Alex Raphael, and Janet McCall, our Executive Director.

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Virtual Workshop – Paper Weaving with Katie Rearick

June 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$20
Paper Weaving with Katie Rearick

Join us for an artist-led virtual workshop at the comfort of your home to learn the art of paper weaving with artist Katie Rearick on Wednesday, June 17, from 10 AM - 12 PM (EST). This workshop will give participants experience working with the basic concept of weaving and also introduce more complex patterns and designs.

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Virtual Workshop – Write to Art: Explore the Artist Swoon

June 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
Swoon's work Maram

Dialogue with Swoon’s exhibition artworks on your computer screen. Let her art excite you, open you, usher you into writing your most urgent poems and stories. Like Swoon’s art, discover how tender, how strong your words are, you are. This virtual writing adventure led by Sheila Kelly uses image-rich poems and questions for reflection as jumping-off points for creating new writing.

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July 2020

Virtual Workshop – Folded Book Structures

July 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40

Use folding and pop-up paper crafting techniques to create three small artist books. For this virtual workshop, you will join on Zoom and explore different alternative book structures and how to make them with instructors of artist Amelia Kieras Paper Arts!

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2020 Contemporary Craft Silent Auction

July 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - August 9, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Guests checking out Contemporary Craft's Silent Action

With the generous support of artists, Contemporary Craft is excited to present an online silent auction from 12PM (EST) on July 17 to 9PM (EST) on August 9, 2020! This annual silent auction features over 100 handcrafted art objects by talented artists and the proceeds from this event will support Contemporary Craft’s mission, inspiring art programming, our free admissions policy, and help with sustaining the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic hardship. Check out the exceptional artworks we have in the silent auction at: https://CRAFT2020.givesmart.com

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August 2020

[Virtual Workshop] Needle Felted Toadstool Houses

August 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$20 – $45
Needle Felted Toadstool Houses

Join us virtually to learn the craft of needle felt while making a truly tiny felted wool toadstool house on August 15, 2020! Artist and instructor Erin Carlson will lead a virtual beginner-friendly class that will focus on felting basics.

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September 2020

Virtual Crafts and Drafts: LED Patches

September 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$35
LED Patches

Join us virtually for this crash course on Smart Textiles with artist Jhenny Adams! In this virtual Crafts & Drafts workshop, you will learn to sew an LED into a piece of fabric resulting in wearable, light-up magic.

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October 2020

Craft Show and Tell

October 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on September 1, 2020 at 12:00pm

One event on October 6, 2020 at 12:00pm

One event on November 3, 2020 at 12:00pm

One event on December 1, 2020 at 12:00pm

Free
Craft Show and Tell

Craft offers many of us a sense of community. In these uncertain times, feeling that sense of community can be a challenge. That's why we're hosting a FREE virtual Show and Tell, so we can get together, share the craft projects we've been working on over the last several months, be inspired by each other, and feel motivated to make art.

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RADical Day at Contemporary Craft

October 31, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

In the Fiber studio, join nationally recognized artist Louise Silk for a demonstration of her process working with denim to create exhibition-level artworks…

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November 2020

Heart of Craft

November 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

How is Contemporary Craft creating a more vibrant, just, and creative community following its relocation to a new, permanent home?…

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Holiday Shopping Preview

November 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This holiday season, give artfully! Kick off the holiday season at Contemporary Craft's shopping preview event on Friday, Nov. 13,…

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April 2021

50th Anniversary Kick-off Bash

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Contemporary Craft's 50th Anniversary in 2021 will be celebrated across a year of revelatory programming in our new home! We're…

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May 2021

Docent Tour of Searching for Home

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 5645 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 United States
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Join Docent Kirsten Ervin for a guided tour of the exhibition Searching for Home, featuring the artwork of Seattle-based, Pakistan-born artist…

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June 2021

Docent Tour of Searching for Home

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 5645 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 United States
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Humaira Abid's artwork Searching for Home

Join Docent Kirsten Ervin for a guided tour of the exhibition Searching for Home, featuring the artwork of Seattle-based, Pakistan-born artist…

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July 2021

Docent Tour of Searching for Home

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 5645 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 United States
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Join Docent Kirsten Ervin for a guided tour of the exhibition Searching for Home, featuring the artwork of Seattle-based, Pakistan-born artist…

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August 2021

Docent Tour of Searching for Home

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 5645 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 United States
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Join Docent Kirsten Ervin for a guided tour of the exhibition Searching for Home, featuring the artwork of Seattle-based, Pakistan-born artist…

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September 2021

Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art – Opening Reception

September 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 5645 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 United States
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Free

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art! The event is free and…

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October 2021

RADical 50th Anniversary Party

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 5645 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 United States
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Free

Help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary Year and 2021 RADical Days with a RADical 50th Anniversary Party! Join us for…

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