Friday, April 22, 2011

CRAFT ON TAP - Mingei International Museum

Last week I received an email from the Mingei International Museum (well, a person from the museum) about an event they have called "Craft on Tap." Mingei celebrates "art of the people" and has wonderful exhibits on folk art, craft and design. Here's a little bit from their website:

The word mingei, meaning 'art of the people,' was coined by the revered Japanese scholar Dr. Sōetsu Yanagi by combining the Japanese words for all people (min) and art (gei). Yanagi's teachings awakened people to the essential need to make and use objects that are unfragmented expressions of head, heart and hands.

Established in 1978, Mingei International Museum collects, conserves and exhibits these arts of daily use - by anonymous craftsmen of ancient times, from traditional cultures of past and present and by historical and contemporary designers.

This particular event hosts craft food, beer, art and local artisans (me!).

Here are some pictures of my display area (shared by other San Diego Etsy Artists).

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