The Cradle Project

The Cradle Project San Francisco at Alter Space

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Work in progress. From the studio of Vanesa Gingold.   The Cradle Project San Francisco is showing in San Francisco April 17 to May 24th at Alter Space. We talked with Kevin Krueger to hear about his thoughts on The Cradle Project and the impact it’s had since opening a few weeks ago. Why did you choose to show The Cradle Project at Alter Space? There are a number of reasons that we are excited for the chance to work with Firelight on [...]

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A Community Lullaby for the Cradle Project

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A big thank you to Julia Chiapella, Director of the Young Writers Program for this blog post. Matching The Cradle Project with the Young Writers Program, in hindsight, was not only serendipitous but a pairing of efforts in support of young people: the one in Africa and the other here on the home turf. Julia Chiapella writing on the Community Lullaby Last Friday night the Museum of Art and History at 705 Front Street hosted the Poetry and Book Arts Festival. The [...]

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The Artists Behind The Cradle Project

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There are over 500 artists behind The Cradle Project. At each exhibit, we invite local artists to make a cradle, expanding the exhibit, and the community around it. The new cradles, ideas, and people who become a part of The Cradle Project become a part of the impact it makes. The reality of HIV and poverty in Africa is less and less visible in the U.S. and the cradles bring it back into our minds in a way only art can, [...]

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Cradle Making in Santa Cruz

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This February, The Cradle Project opened for the first time in California at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH). The exhibit includes twenty-two cradles from the original 2008 installation, and new cradles made by Santa Cruz artists Wes Modes, Heidi Cramer, and Luke Wilson. Wes Modes making a cradle. Photo credit: Santa Cruz MAH. The MAH put their unique stamp on the exhibit with the interactivity and community participation they’re known and loved for in [...]

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The Cradle Project Opens in Santa Cruz

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The Cradle Project opens at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History next week. It’s the first time this art installation will be shown in California and it’s going to be right here across the street from our office in Santa Cruz. We’re very excited to have the exhibit so close to home. We’ve been working closely with the great staff of the Museum of Art and History to build a beautiful exhibit that inspires as well as informs. It [...]

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