1. NCAA's "Field Days" Pop-Up // Montserrat College of Art // Time Lapse video by Curator Pam Campanaro

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    In the Summer of 2015, Montserrat College of Art's Galleries organized a series of four Pop-Up Exhibitions in Beverly, MA. These shows, featuring a new theme and a range of public programs each week, were guest-hosted by regional curators, artists and critics for the month of June. For week 4 curator Pam Campanaro, a kindred spirit by way of her experience with athletics and art, invited the New Craft Artists in Action to exhibit. For their Pop-Up Field Days the New Craft Artists in Action transformed Montserrat Galleries into a vibrant Track-and-Field-inspired mixed-use space. Often held in Spring at the end of the school year, the Field Day serves as a celebratory student utopia in an extracurricular, autonomous zone. Such light-hearted competitions, separate in nature from gym class requirements or exclusive school sport championship, provide opportunities for students to participate in competitive physical challenges in a more open and collaborative environment. The NCAA's project used the playful context of these grammar school festivities, such as the three-legged race or balloon toss, as a jumping off point for performing absurdist and cross-disciplinary games. Aesthetically, the installation draws from historical Olympics branding and design, to reference an alternate vision of a global utopian/dystopian model.  In the days leading up to the exhibition reception, visitors were invited to explore the recreational gallery space through free-form, self-governed engagement. NCAA artists Taylor McVay, Andrea Evans, and Maria Molteni were on site to install the space and develop a publication. "Sports Illustrated" includes a how-to catalogue of Field Day Finale events, images and reference material that inspired the project, and an essay feature by curator Pam Campanaro. At the closing Field Day Finale, guests were encouraged to participate in a variety of lively craft and athletic-based challenges for a chance to win books, jerseys, prints, and other NCAA wares. Visitors and viewers were asked to consider the implications of the 'Home Court Advantage' in the context of their own comfort zones and physical abilities. All ages and skill levels were welcome to join the fun in hopes of leveling the playing field and providing everyone with basic skills to compete. Let the games begin!

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    • NCAA's Cara Kuball- Scale and Block Net Work installed in Chicago

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      Thanks to Jenn and Damon B for help with install on an early, early August morning in Chicago. The net was installed in Humboldt Park, in Chicago, IL.

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      • Net work slide show for Vimeo

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        The New Craft Artists in Action, a craftivist collective based out of Boston, MA, knits and crochets basketball "Net Works" for empty hoops around the world. This video gives a nice taste of each install they've completed since 2010. Enjoy! Thanks to video artist Colette Aliman for putting this together

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        • ORANGESCALEGREENBLOCK (2013)

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          I am teaching myself Premiere, which brings to mind that fried egg "this is your brain on drugs" business; instead I would say "this is your brain after editing video with new software for 12 hours" SPLAT. HISSSSSSSSSS. Anywho, here's a project for the New Craft Artists in Action. It documents a net I installed long, long, ago in San Antonio, TX. This one's called ORANGE SCALE GREEN BLOCK and it's the 2nd basketball net I ever made. RIP Unit B (Gallery)

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          • Free Throw Dedication #17: Kevin (World Peace) Clancy

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            Thank you for your contribution to the New Craft Artists in Action. Viewers, if you like this video consider supporting the NCAA! molteninetworks.tumblr.com http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/404838223/new-craft-artists-in-action-net-works-instruction

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            • Free Throw dedication #16: Tamara Sullivan

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              Thank you for your contribution to the New Craft Artists in Action. Viewers, if you like this video consider supporting the NCAA! molteninetworks.tumblr.com http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/404838223/new-craft-artists-in-action-net-works-instruction

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              • Free Throw Dedication #15: Jen Munch and Somerville's "Team Poopy Pants"

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                Thank you for your contribution to the New Craft Artists in Action. Viewers, if you like this video consider supporting the NCAA! molteninetworks.tumblr.com http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/404838223/new-craft-artists-in-action-net-works-instruction

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                • Free Throw Dedication #14: Lisa Marie Sipe

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                  Thank you for your contribution to the New Craft Artists in Action. Viewers, if you like this video consider supporting the NCAA! molteninetworks.tumblr.com http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/404838223/new-craft-artists-in-action-net-works-instruction

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                  • Free Throw Dedication #13: Clint and Tasha Baclawski

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                    Thank you for your contribution to the New Craft Artists in Action. Viewers, if you like this video consider supporting the NCAA! molteninetworks.tumblr.com http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/404838223/new-craft-artists-in-action-net-works-instruction

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                    • Free Throw Dedication #12: Fritz Welch

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                      Thank you for your contribution to the New Craft Artists in Action. Viewers, if you like this video consider supporting the NCAA! molteninetworks.tumblr.com http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/404838223/new-craft-artists-in-action-net-works-instruction kickstarter, basketball, art, yarn bombing, public art, free throw, boston, Nikki Arendt, Maria Molteni, New Craft Artists in Action, NCAA Net Works

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