ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

MD Artist Joyce Scott in New episode of the Peabody-Award Winning PBS series CRAFT IN AMERICA

MD Artist Joyce Scott in New episode of the Peabody-Award Winning PBS series CRAFT IN AMERICA

The next installment of the Emmy nominated and Peabody Award winning documentary series Craft in America - a filmed journey to the history, artists and techniques of our nation’s rich craft culture - will air nationally on PBS (WETA in DC) at 8pm* on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 and on Maryland Public TV (MPT) on July 3, 2011.

May 20, 2011Arts Across Maryland

This new episode, entitled MESSAGES, looks at the ways many craft artists go beyond skill to personal and political expression. They use craft to tell a story, prove a point, or bring attention to contemporary issues. Often their work is passionate and provocative. The artists selected for Messages express many different interests and points of view, but they have one thing in common: their skill and creativity are of the highest level.

Baltimore bead artistJOYCE J. SCOTT learned quilting and beading from her mother and draws from references as wide-ranging as Africa and comic books to focus on issues such as race and stereotyping.