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Philadelphia Art Museum Craft Show Features Many Of The Nation’s Top Craft Artists

LEVINE_BETH_403139-3.175855Beth Levine, a craft artist from New York City, creates exquisite leather handbags. She is just one of 195 fine craft artists who will be participating in the 38th annual Philadelphia Art Museum Craft Show, November 6-9 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia. For additional information view

Levine hand cuts, hand shapes and machine stitches fine leather into simple but elegant shapes using color and design elements to add a twist to each style. Her early training in sewing and later studies in surface design come together to inspire her unique leather treatments. She uses genuine reptile, mostly farmed, and other fine leathers, but no endangered species. Levine was selected from more than 1,000 applicants to the show.

Presented annually by the museum’s Women’s Committee and its Craft Show Committee, the event raises funds used to purchase works of art and craft for the museum’s permanent collections, to fund conservation and publication projects, and to support exhibitions and education programs. Over the years the event has raised several million dollars. Retail craft shows and are popular throughout the United States, but the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is widely considered to be the best in terms of its artist exhibitors.

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