Monthly Archives: January 2013

Upcoming Lecture, Exhibition by Ismini Samanidou

Textile artist and designer Ismini Samanidou seeks to understand her encounters with beauty through crafting woven surfaces and installations. Utilizing both mechanical jacquard looms and hand weaving techniques, her creative process becomes a way to document her own story.  Artist’s Reception: Friday, January 18  5-7 pm

Ismini Samanidou

Artist’s Statement My work starts from an interest in observing time and place. Focusing on a moment of beauty, I attempt to recreate it, and through this process begin to understand but also reveal what I have seen. I use my camera to record the world around me. My photographs are my memory, my story. Theinformation […]

Bernard Leach and the Fine Art of Pots

in partnership with the Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center presenter: Professor Simon Olding- Director, Crafts Study Centre, UK An illustrated lecture that makes a case for the centrality of drawing, watercolors and print making to Bernard Leach’s career and practice as an artist. Bernard Leach is celebrated as a potter, but, as Emmanuel […]

Ismini Samanidou, Guest International Artist at the WNC Textile Study Group

Presented by the Western North Carolina Textile Study Group and HandMade in America. From the 2013 Textile Study Group Announcement and Schedule: Ismini Samanidou, guest international artist, will discuss her practice and developing work, including her approach to and influences of travel experiences. Samanidou’s talk will include information on her exhibition, “Topography” opening at the Center for Craft Creativity and Design […]

Ismini Samanidou | Topography: recording place – mapping surface

Textile artist and designer Ismini Samanidou seeks to understand her encounters with beauty through crafting woven surfaces and installations. Utilizing both mechanical jacquard looms and hand weaving techniques, her creative process becomes a way to document her own story. She often photographs her travels and reinterprets them with thread. Themes of transience, decay, and history […]

RECENT NEWS

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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