August 24, 1990 |
A great deal has changed on West 3rd Street near the Beverly Center since Carol Sauvion opened her arts and craft store, Freehand, there 10 years ago. What were secondhand furniture stores are now antique stores and the tailor shops have given way to trendy clothing emporiums. Even Sauvion's store has changed with the times. It has doubled in size and now competes with tony gift shops by offering a bridal registry, a corporate gift service and custom orders.
November 1, 1999 |
Making a living producing one-of-a-kind, handmade crafts can be frustrating. You're not always considered a fine artist, and many people associate the work with macrame plant holders that went out with granny gowns. And yet, there's a thriving crafts movement here and abroad. The L.A. gallery/store Freehand is hosting a collection of pieces by 10 contemporary British applied artists.
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May 24, 2007 |
A three-part program on the art of craft -- the furniture makers, potters, quilters and others who have charted American culture with their hands -- is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Wednesday on PBS. "Craft in America" consists of three hour-long shows looking at pioneers in various fields, artists' connection to the environment and the spiritual and community links that result from their work.
May 27, 2007 |
LIKE much of the painstaking handiwork highlighted in the PBS documentary series "Craft in America: Memory, Landscape, Community," creator Carol Sauvion says that crafting the three-episode series -- airing consecutively Wednesdays from 8 to 11 p.m. -- called for infinite patience. Sauvion, co-executive producer of the series with Kyra Thompson, says that the L.A.
March 13, 2001 |
As part of this year's programming theme, Music of and About the Americas, the 55th annual Ojai Music Festival, May 30 to June 3, will host an all-day symposium titled "The New Musical Immigrants: A U.S./Latin-American Dialogue," bringing together musicians, conductors, music scholars and management executives for series of talks and panels.
September 23, 1990 |
Crystal may wink at you from across the room, but sometimes the stylish host or hostess wants something with a bit more pizazz. These days, fashionably dressed dinner tables are aglitter with handblown colored glassware designed in a medley of shapes and patterns. "Colored glasses are like jewelry for the table," says Steven Reissman, owner of the Tesoro Collection in Los Angeles, a store specializing in decorative accessories.