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MAY 1

2015

Greetings!

 

AJF loves it when an article strikes a nerve and gets people talking!

 

This short article on the Rainbow Loom really got the conversation going on Facebook--you can see the comment thread here

 

What do you think? Add your voice to the discussion, engage with the author of the article, or share your favorite childhood craft activity and how it helped influence your current practice. Anyone for some latch hook, needlepoint, Shrinky Dinks, or Etch A Sketch?! You can comment in the Facebook thread or in the comment section on AJF's website at the end of the article.

FEATURED EXHIBITION REVIEW
FEATURED ARTICLE

Cranbrook Marks Bertoia at 100 with Jewelry Exhibition

 

Gabriel Craig

 

Don't have a chance to visit the first exhibition of Harry Bertoia's jewelry at Cranbrook Art Museum? Let Gabriel Craig tell you all about it in this short review of an iconic 20th-century designer's foray into the world of jewelry.

 

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Nils Hint: Shadow

 

One on One n░14

Stephen Knott

 

No, this isn't an exposÚ on Wile E. Coyote's secret interest in adornment. It is a look at the flattened readymade pieces of Nils Hint, the scientific realities of squishing things, and the questioning of the phrase "an iron will."

 

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OBITUARIES



Eleanor Moty remembers 
J. Fred Woell, 1934 - 2015
Daniel Kruger remembers 
Juliane Noack, 1984 - 2015
Karl Bollman remembers 
Manfred Bischoff, 1947 - 2015
NEW INTERVIEWS
Simone ten Hompel
Gallery S O, London, UK

Olivia Shih
Marthe Roberts/Shea
Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Susan Cummins
Maureen Faye-Chauhan: Concurrence
Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, Australia

Bonnie Levine

AJF is completely supported by your donations. If you value what you see here, consider making a donation, renewing your past support, or telling a friend about the exciting content available on AJF's website. We hope you enjoy reading our articles as much as we enjoy writing them!
MEDIA SIGHTINGS



How Do You Accessorize 
Feminine Power?
Chic as a Brick
Mi Raza Por Givenchy
FEATURED GALLERIES





Brooklyn Metalworks

Timothy Veske-McMahon: mirror milk
New York, New York, USA
Four

Lauren Tickle

Stockholm, Sweden
The Gallery at Reinstein | Ross 
Placement

New York, New York, USA
Taboo Studio

Between the Lines

San Diego, California, USA
Velvet da Vinci

Stonecutting

San Francisco, California, USA

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AJF PUBLICATIONS


AJF's books make a great addition to any craft-conscious library!

<<< Our newest book, Shows and Tales--On Jewelry Exhibition-Making, is a look at the complexities of the art of exhibiting jewelry. There are essays looking at historic jewelry exhibitions going back to 1946, interviews with curators, and articles looking toward the future. 

Discounts are available for purchases of 10 or more of any of our books; please contact us directly for details.
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<<< Damian Skinner's survey of different facets of the field, Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective, with contributions from many thinkers on the topic, is a great introduction to the wide world of contemporary jewelry.


>>> Benjamin Lignel's AJF Best of Interviews is a look behind the scenes into the private thoughts of makers, curators, and collectors. 
ANOTHER WAY TO SUPPORT AJF

AJF recently set up a brokerage account, which allows donors to gift stocks, bonds, or mutual funds to our nonprofit organization. For information on how to do this, please email Melissa Cecil at melissa.cecil@stephens.com or call her at 501-377-8136.