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Treat Yourself! A Recipe for Cranberry Scones and Clotted Cream

Treat Yourself! A Recipe for Cranberry Scones and Clotted Cream 1

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.

Beads: A Brief Peek into Prehistory

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.

Beading Traditions: Huichol 0

The beading style known as Huichol (pronounced wet-chol) is generally ascribed to a process of covering a 3-dimensional form in a single layer of beads, like a mosaic, but with distinctive patterns using geometric shapes and bright colors. In fact, this artistic style is called so because of the group of people whose long standing traditions developed, and still produce, these beautiful pieces or art.