February 22, 2016

This Week at The Blowing Rock Museum of Art and History

February 23, 2016 at 6 PM - Movies at The Museum: Art and Copy with Mary Warlick, Executive Producer (*Snow Date: March 15*).Art & Copy is a powerful film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (Surfwise, Scratch, Hype!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time -- people who've profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry.

February 23, 2016 - Afternoon Art Club. This Tuesday: Imaginative Sculptures, 3:30 - 4:30 PM. Registration required.

February 25, 2016 -  Doodlebug Club. This Thursday: Fork Painting from 1 - 2 PM and 3:30 - 4:30 PM. Registration required.

Current Exhibits:
Ward Nichols: Look Again through March 26, 2016

A Retrospective of Works by Elliot Clark through
March 26, 2016
Truth Beneath These Hills through April 23, 2016
Elliott Daingerfield, ongoing
Selections from The Collection, ongoing

BRAHM needs you and is currently looking for volunteers to help with programming and events here at BRAHM. Love art and want to surround yourself with like-minded art lovers? Please email dianna@blowingrockmuseum.org to become a part of the volunteer team. 

BRAHM is Hiring! The Museum has one full-time and two part-time employment opportunities available: Full-time Marketing and Communications Director, Education Center Coordinator and Facilities Manager.

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is located at 159 Chestnut Street in Blowing Rock NC. 

February 18, 2016

CCCD 2015/16 Craft Research Fund Grant Recipients Announced

The Craft Research Fund advances, expands and supports scholarship in United States. Each year, CCCD solicits applications from researchers, institutions, and students from around the country to be selected by a panels of experts in the field of craft scholarship.

On January 29, the 2015/16 recipients were reviewed by panelists Jenni Sorkin, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of California, Santa Barbara, Sarah Warren, Associate Professor of Art History, Purchase College, State University of New York, and Nonie Gadsden, Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  The panel selected 11 recipients and awarded a total of $95,000 in the following categories:

Exhibition Research Grants 
  • Stephanie Beck Cohen, Indiana University: $8,000 
  • Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia: $15,000 
  • The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY: $15,000 
  • Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA: $9,500

Project Grants
  • Art Jewelry Forum: $6,000 
  • Noga Bernstein, Stony Brook University: $6,000 
  • Hadley Jensen, Bard Graduate Center: $5,500 
  • Kevin Murphy, Vanderbilt University: $6,500 
  •  Kayleigh Perkov, University of California Irvine: $10,500

Graduate Research Grants
  • Alessa Alexander, University of California, Santa Barbara: $10,000 
  • Jacqueline Sullivan, Parsons School of Design/Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum: $3,000
Visit the CCCD website for full list of project descriptions and previous grant recipients. 

February 17, 2016

Cloth Fiber Workshop Celebrates New location within The River Arts District

photo courtesy Cloth Fiber Workshop
March 4, 2016 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Cloth Fiber Workshop, Riverview Station, 191 Lyman Street, Studio 104 in Asheville NC - Grand Opening Celebration. Come enjoy the evening and festivities including a fashion show at 7 PM.

Cloth Fiber Workshop is a textile arts and learning Center dedicated to the celebration of creativity through textiles. Cloth offers a variety of workshops for all experience levels. 

February 11, 2016

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Announces Participation in WantedDesignBrooklyn

On January 28, CCCD announced its participation in WantedDesign Brooklyn May 7-17, 2016 during NYCxDESIGN, New York City's official annual citywide celebration of design.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design will display its recent exhibition Made in WNC, featuring work by twenty-four regional textile, ceramic, and furniture studios, at the international fair. CCCD is grateful to Explore Asheville for making the travel of this exhibition possible.

Made in WNC photo by Jennifer Cole Rodriguez courtesy CCCD
Made in WNC was organized by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, curated by Marilyn Zapf, presented by Explore Asheville, and received support from the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design advances the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue, and professional development in the United States. CCCD is located at 67 Broadway Street in Asheville NC.   

February 2, 2016

Penland Receives Generous Donation from Blacksmith

Iron studio coordinator Daniel Beck overlooks smithing donation
Penland School of Crafts has received a remarkable donation from Ed Crane. Ed is a blacksmith who lives in Little Switzerland NC, just a ways uphill from Penland. His age forced him to give up blacksmithing, so he gave Penland everything in his shop: lock, stock, and boxes of nuts and bolts. 

The donation includes several large tools that will go right into the iron shop, many hand tools, and a few pieces of equipment that are needed elsewhere on campus. Thanks, Ed!

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