Monthly Archives: July 2012

Up for Discussion with Magdalene Odundo

August 14, 2012 – 6-7 pm | Asheville Art Museum.  Free with Membership or Museum Admission.  In partnership with the Asheville Art Museum, the Center presents a discussion with studio potter Magdalene Odundo.  Originally from Kenya, Magdalene creates sculptural ceramics influenced by traditional Nigerian and Kenyan hand-build pottery, and by the blackware vessels found in Mexican […]

2012 Windgate Museum Internships Announced

Each year, the Center partners with museums and presenting institutions to offer four Windgate Museum Internships for either graduate or undergraduate students who are aspiring craft curators.  Interns work closely with museum staff on a craft collection, exhibition, or research project designed specifically for the internship. We are pleased to announce the partnering institutions and […]

History in the Making: Maker’s Co-Authors Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf

In partnership with The North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is pleased to present a lecture by authors Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf who will share their experiences during the making of the Makers textbook, the significance of the craft movement in the region, and thoughts on the […]

An Evening with Matthew Crawford

In partnership with Warren Wilson College, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is pleased to present an evening with Matthew Crawford.  Matthew Crawford is a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, writer and author of Shop Class as Soulcraft.  The New York Times Bestseller brings […]

Up for Discussion with Magdalene Odundo

Dialogue in Clay: A Cross-Cultural Learning ExperienceFree with Membership or Museum Admission In partnership with the Asheville Art Museum, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is pleased to present a discussion with studio potter Magdalene Odundo.  Originally from Kenya, Magdalene creates sculptural ceramics influenced by traditional Nigerian and Kenyan hand-build pottery, and by the […]

Bridge 11: Lia Cook opening 26 July

The gallery is currently closed for installation of Bridge 11: Lia Cook.Please join us for the opening reception on 26 July from 5-7pm.

CCCD’s Windgate Fellowship Program: A Case for Funding Professional Development Opportunities for Graduating Seniors

Each year, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc. awards ten graduating seniors each with $15,000 in the form of a Windgate Fellowship. Over 70 universities from across the United States are invited to nominate two graduating seniors with exemplary skill in craft for one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students. Applicants complete an online application with images of their work and a proposal outlining how the $15,000 will enhance their career. A panel of four recognized professionals reviewed the applications on the basis of artistic merit, the future promise of the applicants work, and the potential for the applicant to make significant contributions to the field of craft. Since 2006, the Fellowship has been awarded to 50 graduating seniors representing 30 colleges and universities in 20 states. This session presents three of the previous Windgate Fellows who will discuss their awarded proposal and the impact of its contribution to their chosen profession. Aaron McIntosh, who received a MFA from the Virginia Commonwealth University, teaches textiles as Assistant Professor of Art at James Madison University. Jeremy Holmes, who currently has a studio in Ithaca, studied at the State University of New York where he graduated with a BFA in Sculpture. Elizabeth Staiger received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and is currently Technical Assistant of the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Jewelry and Metals department.

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The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design launches “Craft City”

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) debuts a new program series this summer that honors Asheville as “Craft City.” At three outdoor pop-up studios this summer (July 7, August 4, and September 1) people of all skill levels and backgrounds can make a take-home craft under the guidance of a visiting artist.

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