Washington Project for the Arts Presents:
Tug-of-War Blurring the line between Art and Craft
A panel discussion and interactive event Wednesday, April 22nd 5:30 – 7:30pm @ WPA headquarters’ 2023 Massachusetts Ave. NW
(in conjunction with the James Renwick Alliance & Smithsonian’s Craftweek DC )
Washington Project for the Arts will participate in the JRA & Smithsonian’s first annual Craftweek DC by hosting a lively discussion on the subject of “Art vs. Craft”. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 22nd from 5:30 – 7:30pm at the WPA headquarters in Dupont Circle.
Curator and art critic, Jeffry Cudlin, will moderate a panel discussion between members of both the art and craft communities in DC- revealing their thoughts on what differentiates the two ‘sides’. The discussion provides a framework for understanding the concepts and breaking down the divide between what is considered fine art and craft.
When all is said and done, panelists and audience members will be invited to participate in the very first Art vs. Craft tug-of-war on a nearby grassy knoll (rain or shine).
The tug, a metaphor for the discussion, is a fun way to illustrate the way some artists dance between both realms while others live on one side or the other.