Monthly Archives: February 2016

Recycled China: The Residue of Industry, Artist’s Talk with Thomas Schmidt

Artist Thomas Schmidt shares his experience teaching at the Alfred and CAFA Ceramic Design for Industry Program in Beijing. While living in China Schmidt and collaborator Jeffrey Miller co-founded Recycled China, a design team that upcycles industrial waste to create architectural tile and design works. Through their work and video documentation, we will explore the complexities and contradictions of ceramic traditions and modern industry in China.

2016 Windgate Museum Interns

(Images courtesy of American Craft Council) American Craft Council (Minneapolis, MN) Taylor Rose University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) BA, Art History, expected 2016 Heather Carroll St. Catherine University (St. Paul, MN) MS, Library and Information Science, expected 2017 The interns’ responsibilities will include processing the ACC’s digitized audio, video and film collection. With the support of the […]

CCCD Announces Call for Emerging Curators

Since 2010, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design has supported the careers of emerging curators with an interest in contemporary craft through its Windgate Museum Internship Program. This year, CCCD is proud to announce a new initiative that will support curators by giving them resources, space, and technical assistance to nurture their talents.

1st Annual Windgate Fellowship Project Grant Artist Talks

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Windgate Fellowship Award in 2015, marking $1.5 million awarded to 100 emerging craft artists nationwide, CCCD expanded the program to include three $10,000 project grants awarded to previous Windgate Fellows. The 2015 Windgate Fellow Project Grant recipients are Andrea Donnelly (Richmond, VA), Aaron McIntosh (Baltimore, MD), Mark Reigelman II (Brooklyn, NY). Donnelly, McIntosh, and Reigelman will travel to Asheville, NC on February 26th to deliver a series of rapid fire artists talks and project updates.

Showing/Making: Curator’s Talk with Garth Johnson

This 60-minute multimedia lecture explores the work of a new generation of young artists who grew up with easy access to video and social media. Recent years have seen an explosion of work that uses video to not only document process, but to show the use (and abuse) of the work and extend their studio practice.


Study Confirms Affordable Housing and Studio Need for Artists/Creatives in Asheville; Proposes Solutions

In 2015, The Center for Craft, in partnership with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, commissioned Minneapolis-based Artspace Consulting to conduct a preliminary feasibility assessment and report as the first step towards developing affordable space solutions for artists and the creative sector in Asheville, North Carolina. Artspace Consulting recently submitted their preliminary feasibility assessment findings, which confirm the need for affordable housing and workspaces for artists and creatives.


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