My favorite revolutionary pop-art-making nun from the 60’s era continues to get the attention she so richly deserved before passing away in 1986 as the Museum of Craft and Folk Art celebrates the amazing Sister Corita Kent with E is for Everyone: Celebrating Sister Corita.E is for Everyone: Celebrating Sister Corita Opening: Friday, February 4th Museum of Craft and Folk Art
51 Yerba Buena Lane San Francisco, CA 94103 Show runs from February 4 through June 5, 2011
From the Museum of Craft and Folk Art:
“To mark the 25th anniversary of Sister Corita’s life and influence (1918-1986), the Museum of Craft and Folk Art has organized an exhibition showcasing the many dimensions of Corita’s artistic practice as an iconoclastic artist, teacher and activist who was known to challenge stereotypes. Corita Kent, also known as Sister Mary Corita, revolutionized graphic design and created an art education system in which the classroom and its multiple surroundings became potent tools for learning and making.
West Coast Pop-Art predating Punk and computer graphics, Corita’s work is regarded today as inherently contemporary, bridging the divide between public service and self-expression, social practice and studio practice, craft and design. Not only do many established contemporary artists express direct evidence of Corita’s influence, but a new generation of makers are embracing Corita as a radical innovator for a wide range of socially-engaged creative practices, which help to expand our traditional definitions of craft and folk art.”
More on the sensational Sister Corita:
- SATURDAY (Aug 21): Labor of Love-Puppet Making @ Hollywood Lutheran Church
- THURSDAY (Aug 5): Sister Corita Art Silkscreen Mash-Up & Film Screening @ Levi’s Workshop SF
- SATURDAY (July 24): Sister Corita Art Silkscreen Mash-Up @ Blue Rooster Art
- Sister Corita is the Nowness
- FRIDAY (June 4): Los Feliz Art Walk Featuring Sister Corita’s Rebel Nuns & Aaron Rose
- THURSDAY: Viva Corita!
- Flux You Very Much!
- TONIGHT: Get Fluxed With Us and Sister Corita
- Flux You!
- SATURDAY: Love
- Chasing Corita
- Continuing Corita Coverage
- Sister Corita IS Your Valentine
- These Rules Rule
- A. Rose is A. Rose is A. Rose