Framing New Haven
December 4, 2018
CAW examines the arts in context–in New Haven, the arts community, and our social fabric. This year the program will explore the experience of immigrant artists in the region, looking at the role artists and art play in fostering an inclusive equitable community. This year, Framing New Haven features artists Mohamad Hafez and playwright Elizabeth Nearing.
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22nd Annual Bowl-a-Thon
November 18, 2018, 1-5 pm
Sponsored by the Studio Potters at CAW to benefit Community Soup Kitchen.
Much anticipated every year, CAW faculty, students and local potters donate pottery. Local restaurants donate soup, bread, and food.
Minimum donation of $20 for soup-sized bowls and mugs. Larger items are priced as marked.
Donate by cash, check, or CSK-administered credit card processing.
Note: Celebration of American Crafts is giving a sneak-peak that same day.
Celebration of American Crafts
Saturday, November 24-December 23, 2018
Celebration is a much-anticipated annual sale event juried by Creative Arts Workshop in its two-floor gallery space. This year’s Celebration — our 49th — will feature works by more than 125 artists and makers, primarily from the New Haven and northeast region.
Traditional and contemporary in design and form, Celebration’s handmade works include fiber art, small-scale sculpture, handmade books and jewelry, ornaments, clothing, limited edition prints and photographs, pottery and ceramics, and more. All are made in the United States by artists selected for their excellence, originality, and mastery in their medium, and for breathing new life into handcrafted traditions. CAC annually showcases work of the highest standards of fine arts and fine crafts, with many objects being one-of-a-kind.
Edible Book Tea
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Every April, Creative Arts Workshop’s book binding department presents the Edible Book Tea, part of a worldwide celebration – the International Edible Book Festival in which “edible books” are created, displayed, and small events are held.
Culinary and literary arts come together in delicious offerings, are photographed and then consumed. The event was initiated in 2000 by Judith A. Hoffberg and Béatrice Coron to commemorate “the birthday of French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755–1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût, a witty meditation on food, though April Fools’ Day is also related as “the perfect day to eat your words and play with them as the ‘books’ are consumed on the day of the event.”
Free. Attendees are invited to bring an entry.