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Local Artist Curates 'Rad' Art and Crafts

Feb 10, 2015 09:56AM ● Published by Jeanne Fratello

Manhattan Beach artist Sherise Lee describes herself as "a designer, maker, and serial hobbyist." But to her thousands of fans online, she's "The Radder" – curator extraordinaire of cutting-edge art and creations by a wide range of artisans and designers.

While Lee mainly showcases artists on The Radder blog and on her popular Instagram feed, she is also expanding into special art spaces and pop-up shops. She recently organized a collection of artwork at the artisan lifestyle fair Mercado Sagrado. The event was a runaway success and is now becoming a biannual event in Topanga Canyon.

The Radder, according to Lee, is "an exploration in modern craft, the community, the creators and their process, with a bit of art, music, and motherhood in the mix."

Lee recently opened an online "Valentine's mini-mini shop" on her site that features one-of-a-kind ceramics, hand-painted cookies, florals and artisan chocolates. Local private client gifting with door-step delivery service within the Beach Cities is available as well as postal delivery world-wide.

She is also partnering with her husband David Levine, a multi-disciplinary creative director known for developing innovative spaces and design campaigns featured in The Museum of Modern Art and the Sundance Film Festival to develop filmed content and immersive installations.

"The big picture is to capture this magical moment of amazing artists and makers here in Los Angeles. In opening their studio doors and sharing their process, they spark others to create and provide endless inspiration," Lee says, "Doing pop-ups, where artists often join me, and an online shop is simply an extension of that – allowing readers to have a direct relationship with the artists through their work."

Visit The Radder online at www.theradder.com





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