The Saskatchewan Craft Council invites you to join us for two Free Movie Nights at the SCC Gallery:

  • Thursday, February 2 & 9, 2017
  • 6:30-7:30pm
  • SCC Gallery, main floor of the SCC building
  • 813 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon

We will show Celebration and Crossroads, two episodes from the Peabody Award-winning series Craft in America. The series explores America’s creative spirit through the language and traditions of the handmade, and will take you on a journey to the artists, origins and techniques of American craft.

Thursday, February 2, 6:30 pm: CELEBRATION

CELEBRATION examines the role craft plays in our holiday customs, with a focus on our winter observances and the traditions that are handed down from one generation to another as well as new rituals that define the season. 

CELEBRATION features lion dancers and float builders for San Francisco’s acclaimed Chinese New Year Parade, artists in Michigan making ceramics for the holidays at Pewabic (Detroit) and Motawi Tileworks (Ann Arbor), Kwanzaa celebrations with artists in Chicago and Oakland, and Christmas card making in Tacoma, Washington with woodblock print artist Yoshiko Yamamoto.

Thursday, February 9, 6:30 pm: CROSSROADS

How do borders and personal crossroads affect an artist? How do science and craft interact? How do other cultures influence American style and technique? CROSSROADS explores the intersections of craft, culture, and technology featuring sculptor Tanya Aguiñiga, fiber artist Lia Cook, and ceramic artists Warren MacKenzie, Jeff Oestreich, and Clary Illian.