Craft in America – Made in Park Forest

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—February 18, 2011.  Craft in America – Made in Park Forest is a 5-part program that will be offered beginning March 2 at the Park Forest Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest.

The program will explore the history and significance of the craft movement in the United States and its impact on this country’s rich cultural heritage.  The historical relevance of craft through the eyes of several contemporary pioneers in the field will be explored followed by an examination of the interdependent relationship of craft artists to their media and the natural world.  Participants will rediscover the history, artists and techniques of our nation’s ever-growing craft culture, and journey into the diverse and ever-evolving world of American craft.

Participants will also see how some artists turned to craft later in life as a second career and what has driven them to reinvent themselves by fulfilling the craftsman’s credo to ‘live craft as a calling, not just a career.’

At the end of each program, participants will be invited to show off their own personally made crafts – like a “Show & Tell” for grownups.

The programs begin on Wednesday, March 2 and meet again on March 16, April 6, April 13 and May 4.  Each program will start at 11 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.

For additional information, call the Library at 708-748-3731.

Source: Park Forest Library