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History of Beads: Upper Paleolithic Era

History of Beads: Upper Paleolithic Era 0

After the Upper Paleolithic era, we see an elaboration of new crafting technologies used to create beads and art forms, new forms of adornment, and unique distinctions across cultures. 
Conversation with the Artist: Laura McCabe

Conversation with the Artist: Laura McCabe 0

Laura McCabe is a primarily self-taught beadweaver with an education in historical costume reproduction and restoration, and anthropology. She produces elaborately beaded body adornment and sculpture that combines Native American, African, and Victorian beadweaving techniques with modern materials and color schemes.
Treat Yourself! A Recipe for Cranberry Scones and Clotted Cream

Treat Yourself! A Recipe for Cranberry Scones and Clotted Cream 3

The truth is, doing anything during a pandemic is hard work and everyone (yes, everyone) deserves something special for getting through this last year and especially through these last few months. 

In light of that, we are sharing with you our Director’s delicious Cranberry Scone and Clotted Cream recipe. Take a momentary break and make yourself something nice, because you absolutely deserve it.

History of Beads: A Brief Peek into Prehistory

History of Beads: A Brief Peek into Prehistory 0

Beads have been an integral part of human adornment since the dawn of time and can tell us a myriad of stories about our beliefs, practices, and movements across the globe. 
Conversation with the Artist: Sweetieboosh

Conversation with the Artist: Sweetieboosh 0

Sweetieboosh is a mixed media artist from Long Beach, California, who is known for using discarded hunting mounts, furs, sequins, and a wide range of other found objects to create magical, sometimes bizarre, and captivating sculptures. Join us as Sweetieboosh talks us through the emotional process of making art.

Conversation with the Artist: Demetri Broxton 0

Demetri Broxton is a mixed media artist of Louisiana Creole and Filipino heritage who was born and raised in Oakland, CA. His textile sculptures reflect his connection to the sacred art of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, the beading traditions of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians, and his love of hip hop and graffiti.