June 27, 2017

Forging Futures exhibition opens Thursday

News from the Center for Crafts, Creativity and Design 

Current Exhibit:
On view: June 2 - September 2, 2017

Tie Up, Draw Down explores weaving as a source for experimentation across media, genres, concept, and scale. Of the fifteen contemporary artists included in this exhibition, many hybridize weaving technologies, weave "the wrong way," or adapt and innovate weaving processes to encompass new media. Others do not weave at all, but find a rich avenue of inquiry within aspects or stages of weaving's complex field.

On view at Blue Spiral 1 (38 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801)
June 29 - August 25, 2017

Forging Futures surveys 24 emerging and established artists shaping the future of studio craft in this region. Their work represents the range of forms, techniques and materials employed to create handmade works of art, including functional and sculptural works in wood, metal, clay, glass, and fiber. 

Forging Futures was curated and organized by Blue Spiral 1 and The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Pursuing Excellence, the first survey documenting the rise and prominence of studio craft in the region. 

10% of artwork sales will be donated to CCCD
Upcoming Events:
Free and open to the public, unless noted. $3-5 suggested donation. 
Spectacular Failure Panel Discussion
Thursday, June 29, 4 - 5 pm
Fine Arts Theatre
36 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC
Free and open to the public

Three successful, highly regarded artists tell us about their biggest failures and how they use these setbacks as a tool to continue their work. Lisa ClagueAndrew Hayes, and Jaydan Moore provide information and inspiration for creative types everywhere. Exhibition opening reception to follow from 5-8 pm at Blue Spiral 1, 38 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC.
Why Craft, Why WNC? Lecture with Anna Fariello
Thursday, July 20, 6:30 pm
Blue Spiral 1
38 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC
Free and open to the public

Anna Fariello, Research Associate Professor at Hunter Library at Western North Carolina University and Craft Revival Project Director, will reveal why craft has thrived in our region.

Teaching Craft Panel Discussion
Thursday, August 17, 6:30 pm
Blue Spiral 1
38 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC
Free and open to the public

A panel of artists including Elizabeth Brim, Heather Mae Erickson, and 
Michael Sherrill will discuss the various methods of teaching a craft - from the classroom to the craft school to apprenticeships and DIY - and the pros and cons of each approach.
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design 
 is located at 67 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 

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