Monthly Archives: August 2014

Iconic quilts and prints from Gee’s Bend, Alabama to exhibit in Western North Carolina for the first time

(Asheville, NC) – The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) and Warren Wilson College (WWC) are pleased to announce the exhibition Gee’s Bend: From Quilts to Prints on display beginning September 5, 2014.

Paper Piecing: Printmaking and the Quilts of Gee’s Bend Session 2

This class will visit The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in downtown Asheville for a private tour of the exhibition featuring original prints by Gee’s Bend Quilters. We’ll take time to learn about the print processes used and how their work transformed in the switch from one medium to another. Following lunch in Asheville, […]

Go Tell It at the Gallery!

Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! is a Quilt Alliance oral history project designed to capture the stories of quilts where quiltmakers gather. Members of the Asheville community are invited to share their three-minute stories about a family, heirloom, or collected quilt to a live audience. Those who share quilts at this event will […]

Quiltmaking Workshop with Louisiana P. Bendolph

Join Gee’s Bend artist, Louisiana P. Bendolph, in this mixed-level, full-day quiltmaking experience. The workshop will include a tour of the exhibition Gee’s Bend: From Quilts to Prints at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design with the artist, focusing on Bendolph’s work. The day will include a discussion of design strategy, an explanation of […]

Gee’s Bend In Translation: A Symposium

  Scholars and artists will use the Gee’s Bend quilts and prints as a starting point from which to discuss the broader theme of translation in fine art. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Gee’s Bend: From Quilts to Prints on view at Benchspace Gallery & Workshop, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and Elizabeth Holden Gallery, Warren Wilson […]

Exhibiting Blackness and the Gee’s Bend Effect

A lecture by Dr. Bridget Cooks in collaboration with the YWCA of Asheville’s Stand Against Racism

Paper Piecing: Printmaking and the Quilts of Gee’s Bend Session 1

This class will visit The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in downtown Asheville for a private tour of the exhibition featuring original prints by Gee’s Bend Quilters. We’ll take time to learn about the print processes used and how their work transformed in the switch from one medium to another. Following lunch in Asheville, […]

Quiltmaking Workshop with Loretta Bennett

  Join Gee’s Bend artist, Loretta Bennett, in this mixed-level, full-day quiltmaking experience. The workshop will include a tour of the exhibition Gee’s Bend: From Quilts to Prints at Warren Wilson College with the artist, focusing on Bennett’s work. The day will include a discussion of design strategy, an explanation of the quiltmaking process, and […]

From Quilts to Prints: A Roundtable Discussion

Exhibition curators Julie Levin Caro and Marilyn Zapf discuss the Gee’s Bend print project with artists Louisiana Bendolph and Loretta Bennett and collaborators Matt Arnett and Pam Paulson. The discussion will address how the project began, reflections on the challenges and triumphs of translating large-scale quilt designs into fine art prints, and what the future […]

Gee’s Bend Quilts: The Art of Necessity and the Necessity of Art

This presentation will cover the history of Gee’s Bend, Alabama and the importance of quilts and quilt making to this community over the years. The evolution of the function of these quilts to their current status of fine art will be explored along with the effects this change has had on the quilt makers. Finally, […]

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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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