CRAFT IN AMERICA promotes and advances original handcrafted work and will inspire people of all ages to pursue their own creativity. Messages looks at the ways many craft artists go beyond skill to personal and political expression. They use craft to tell a story, prove a point, or bring attention to issues. Often their work is passionate and provocative. The artist selected for Messages express many different interests and points of view, but they have one thing in common; their skill and creativity are of the highest level.
- Wisconsin glass artist Beth Lipman explores the symbolism of 17th century still life paintings through glimmering creations.
- New Mexico santero Charles Carrillo uses authentic materials to combine historic religious subject matter with contemporary culture.
- Baltimore bead artist Joyce J. Scott learned quilting and beading from her mother and draws from references as wide-ranging as Africa and comic books to focus on issues such as race and stereotyping.
- New Orleans jewelry artist Thomas Mann is famous for his "Techno-Romantic" designs. He created a series of works called Storm Cycle of wall panels and accompanying brooches that document his beloved city after Hurricane Katrina.
Producer: Patricia Bischetti, Rosey Guthrie
Executive Producer: Carol Sauvion
Production Year: 2011
Copyright Year: 2011
Actors: Charles M. Carrillo, Beth Lipman, Thomas Mann, Joyce J. Scott
Talent: B. Lipman, C. Carrillo, J. Scott, T. Mann
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 53 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen