Artist and filmmaker Faythe Levine traveled over 19,000 miles in 2006 to document the new wave of craft in America. She visited 15 cities and interviewed more than 50 indie artists, crafters and designers to present an inside look at the rise of DIY art, crafts and design across the country. Her extensive footage has been compiled into a documentary called Handmade Nation that explores this tight-knit community, shedding light on the lives of those who are passionately committed to their artistic endeavors, which range from knitting, printmaking and tailoring to jewelry crafting, book binding, illustrating and just about any other form imaginable.
A 6 p.m. screening of Handmade Nation will be held Monday at the Contemporary Arts Center (44 E. Sixth St., Downtown), followed by a post-film discussion with Levine and Fabricate's Chris Salley at 7:30 p.m to help promote the handmade movement in Cincinnati. Free admission; $5 suggested donation.
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