Kicking things off is a panel discussion with Annemarie Sawkins Ph.D. that will certainly touch on craft's relationship with high art. Sawkins is co-curator of "Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia," a traveling exhibition that will be on view at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art from January 24 through April 19. The rugs in the collection take the traditional imagery of Afghan rugs and update them with contemporary imagery that is more pressing, such as war and politics. Claire C. Carter, the curator of "Covert Operations," and Erika Lynne Hanson, Assistant Professor of Fibers and Socially-Engaged Practice at ASU, will be contributing to the discussion, as well.
NEXT EVENT: Thursday January 29
2:30 a.m.-4 a.m.
Grant Street Studios, Downtown Phoenix campus