Community Bulletin Board
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Dear Basketry Community,
How do we move forward into a world we couldn’t have imagined even a few months ago? As an individual, I’m trying to face this crisis realistically while staying calm and productive. And that’s our goal at NBO — to steadily put one foot in front of the other, heading into this uncertain future while looking for ways to help our community.
On our website and social media, we are adding links to our NBO YouTube Channel, Click on the "Playlists" tab to find instructional videos, studio visits, and artist interviews. Please check it regularly, as we continue to add content we hope will be useful and inspirational. We are also steadily adding links to the Resources for Inspiration and Business Assistance section on our website.
Many of you are already using #basketryjoinhands on Instagram, posting images of works-in-progress — it’s our way of joining hands virtually as we move forward together. By searching the hashtag you’ll be able to connect with many others working alone in their studios.
I know we are all coping with isolation, missed opportunities, lost income, and concerns about family and friends, especially those in healthcare professions. But step by step and stitch by stitch, we will move forward. NBO plans to do everything we possibly can to support the basketry community. We welcome your thoughts and suggestions.
Carol Eckert, President
NBO Board of Directors
Convergence 2020 Convergence® Sessions, Special Events and Tours opens Tuesday, October 1st at 12 PM EST.
Convergence® is heading to the Smoky Mountains for 2020! HGA is excited to announce Convergence ® will be in Knoxville, Tennessee July 24-30, 2020 at the Knoxville Convention Center.
JOURNEY to JAPAN-The National Basketry Organization is pleased to be partnering with Peters Valley in hosting a one-of-a-kind arts and crafts tour of Japan from May 23-June 3 of 2020. This adventure is a wonderful opportunity to explore Japan as well as a way to raise additional funds for NBO.
The National Basketry Organization is pleased to be partnering with Peters Valley in hosting a one-of-a-kind arts and crafts tour of Japan from May 23-June 3 of 2020. This adventure is a wonderful opportunity to explore Japan as well as a way to raise additional funds for NBO.
The 10-night program to Japan (3 nights in Tokyo, 2 nights in Kanazawa, and 5 nights in Kyoto) will be an amazing experience and is limited to 17 people. This island nation has a singular fine craft history dating back to 10,000 B.C. and our itinerary includes looks at woodworking, paper making, kimono construction, lacquerware, woodblock printmaking, weaving, shibori and indigo dyeing, multiple kinds of ceramic arts and more. Visits to master crafts people in their studios will give you a first-hand view of how they create their magnificent art. We’ll enjoy special tours of museums and lectures on the unique architecture of Japan, including teahouses, temples, and samurai houses. We will stroll through enchanting gardens and enjoy delicious cuisine. Peters Valley has partnered with Distant Horizons, a leader in cultural and educational group travel, to create this extraordinary adventure.
Throughout the tour one of Japan’s top bi-lingual guides will accompany the group and will help us gain a deeper understanding of this unique culture and manage all tour logistics. Peters Valley board member Teresa Stack, who has hosted many international educational tours will also be joining the program.
This adventure in Japan takes place from May 23 to June 3, 2020. The deadline to register is by February 10 to reserve your spot on the tour.
A full tour itinerary is available here. NBO members can register here. If you have other questions and would like additional information please contact me at Pam Morton, or Peters Valley board member Teresa Stack. Space is extremely limited – please book early!
This trip promises to be a wonderful adventure!
National Basketry Organization