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  • 6th Annual North Carolina Think-Tank, April 12-15, 2007

    April 12-15, the UNC Center for Craft, Creativity and Design convened twenty-two leaders in the field of craft – artists, curators, faculty, writers from throughout the U.S. with representatives from Canada and England, including CCCD Director, Assistant Director and three CCCD board members. (Listed at end of report) Friday and Saturday attendees participated in discussions on seven topics, each with three discussion leaders from the group. Lively discussions continued at meals, and as the group assembled at the end of the day for wine and cheese on the veranda of Waverly Inn, one of two inns reserved for retreat participants.

    Think Tank Report – 2007

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