SMITHS: Arts & Skills Service: On the Homefront: Rolling Bandages, Care Packages, and other “War Efforts”

Related Exhibition The Anniversary Show

Friday, February 26, 2010, 11:00 a.m.

The Schwab Room

Examining intersections of art-making and war efforts from the "trench art" practices of World War I to the Art and Skills Service program designed by SFMOMA and the Red Cross for World War II GIs, artist Allison Smith hosts making events that reflect on our own military conflicts and how we envision each American's role in "the war effort."

Western herbal-medicine practitioners Joshua Muscat and Adriane Bovone demonstrate how to make a fresh plant tincture, a dried plant tincture, and a salve. They will talk about the plants, the practice of wild crafting, and its connection to wartime healing. Participants will be able to leave with something they have made.


Joshua Muscat and Adriane Bovone, Western herbal-medicine practitioners