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Old 05-30-2007, 08:43 PM   #1
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PBS Craft in America series
If you are in the US- check your PBS station for the series Craft in America!! The first installment is on NOW (8pm) and it is all about the importance of hand crafts of all kinds in American culture. The part I just saw was an amazing segment all about basket weaving- both of the African tradition, and Native American tradition.

“In craft we see the essence of the American Experience in all its amazing, wide-screen variety: from Eastern shipwrights to Navajo weavers; from those who work with needles to those who work with sledgehammers, from saddlemakers and banjo-builders to the potter who’s ‘always praying over the kiln’.” – Gilbert Grosvenor, chairman, National Geographic Society
We have always had a deep sense of longing for the handmade. Perhaps because each of us, in our own way, has had a craft experience. Sometimes it’s an object passed down to us, or one that crosses our path, and connects us to others in traditions, heritage and rituals. You’ve begun your understanding and appreciation with our tv series. Now go further with the other elements of this comprehensive journey. Welcome.
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:47 PM   #2
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Old 05-30-2007, 10:01 PM   #3
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Dang! Just missed it. Now, when's the next one?
*off to check PBS site*
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Old 05-30-2007, 10:03 PM   #4
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I watched part of the basketweaving one because I also weave baskets. Although I do the more traditional flat reed type it was very interesting. Too bad I don't live where you can go out in your back yard and gather supplies... I imagine they are quite expensive to buy.
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:45 AM   #5
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I meant to watch that but got wrapped up in homework instead. Thanks for the reminder I 'll go check to see when it's on again.

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Old 05-31-2007, 11:07 AM   #6
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I fell asleep during the last one (community) but I thought these were very interesting and thought provoking. when does your craft become art? why do we need art and, in some aspects- what IS art? I'm glad I TiVo'd all three so I can watch them again.
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I was kicking myself cuz I only saw a part of this but I just looked at my local station and they are repeating it on Friday and I just set my DVR to record them, yeah
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I missed it last night but my cable channell is running reruns of it all day today and tomorrow, thanks for the tip!
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