Renewed my membership in the American Craft Council this afternoon. I join primarily for their wonderful magazine, but also to support their championing of fine craft. I’d been debating whether the $40 a year was a good spend right now, but I sure do enjoy the magazine. When I read in the most recent issue about the flak they got for a few articles that featured art of a more political slant this past fall, including letters from members that canceled, I couldn’t not renew.
I honestly don’t recall the articles, but the artists and craftsmen must have done their job to get this kind of reaction. As a quote attributed to Cesar A. Cruz says, “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”