June 19, 2009

Handmade Nation

Film Screening & DIY Craft Sale
Friday, June 19, 2009
7 pm - DIY Craft Sale 7:30 pm - Screening
Ellice Theatre - 585 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg
Admission $5

Handmade Nation documents a movement of artists, crafters and designers that recognize a marriage between historical techniques, punk and DIY ethos while being influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. Fueled by the common thread of creating, Handmade Nation explores a burgeoning art community that is based on creativity, determination and networking.

In 2006, first-time director Faythe Levine traveled to 15 cities, interviewing 80 individuals. Levine captured the virtually tight-knit community that exists through websites, blogs and online stores and connects to the greater public through independent boutiques, galleries and craft fairs. Interviews were also conducted in artists’ studios and homes of the featured makers. (2009 release, 65 minutes)

DIY Craft Sale featuring work by Kelly Ruth, Leigh-Ann Keffer, Jenny Henkelman, Kylie Stomp, Allison Moyer, Roy Liang, Barb Morton, Dallas Jasper and Rebecca Hadfield.

This event is co-sponsored by the Manitoba Crafts Council, Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library, Art from the Heart, Ace Art, MAWA and the Wpg DIY Festival

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