Monthly Archives: March 2012

Magdalene Odundo, Farnham, United Kingdom

“I am extremely interested in the sharing of ideas, the transfer of knowledge for ceramics arts and crafts practice in general, the exchange of academic experience and collaborations with colleagues at other institutions, universities and communities with my emphasis on links with developing countries. The latter for me is important because for many years artists from Europe and Americas have been inspired by art from these countries but not shared their acquired wealth materially or in spirit with those artists.” Magdalene Odundo

Residencies TOUT

The Center coordinates and supports the International Artist Residency program to give the students and faculty of regional UNC campuses, as well as regional community colleges, an opportunity to work closely with a world-class craft artist from another country on a significant work(s) of art. Each residency is hosted at a different site, depending on […]

Bridge 11: Lia Cook

Using self-portraiture as a visual base, Lia Cook’s current practice incorporates concepts of cloth, touch, and memory. With her use of a digital loom, digital pixels become thread as she weaves images and creates monumental works that blur distinctions between computer technology, weaving, painting, and photography. In spring 2010, Cook participated in a residency at […]

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Carolina Arts | March 2012

Last month I talked about getting our first ad from the Triangle area of NC and our hopes that it was just the first of many. Well, it turns out it wasn’t really our first – way back in the late 1990s we had a few ads from that area for a short period of time. And […]

Giving-Appeal Letter

The ability to turn raw materials into a meaningful object stirs a sense of pride—of building something from nothing—deep within us. These transformative objects tell stories about the artists, the moments they were created, and the inspirations that led to their existence. When I make an object or something that I have dreamed up it […]

Think Tank Tout

The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design began hosting a two-day convene in 2002 with the charge to identify and prioritize initiatives that will advance craft in academia and the curatorial worlds. Leaders come together to discuss topics at the intersection of craft and higher education, research, and museum practice. Previous participants have included museum directors, […]

Resources-Craft Industry TOUT

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Artspace Survey Launch: Counting Asheville Artists & Creatives for Affordable Housing Solutions

The Center for Craft and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive community outreach campaign and survey to quantify affordable housing and space options for Asheville’s artists, makers, performers and creatives. The Arts Market Survey, with a tagline of “Keep Asheville Creative,” is the next step to addressing community need as part of a bigger project to develop live/work, mixed-use-model development for the creative sector in Asheville.


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