• 2017 (3)
  • 2016 (4)
  • 2015 (3)
  • 2014 (4)
  • 2013 (4)
  • 2012 (3)
  • 2011 (3)
  • 2010 (3)
  • Crafted Strangers

    On view: September 15, 2017 – January 6, 2018

    Framed within the Native American and immigrant experience, Crafted Strangers explores how craft is used as a tool for alienation and self-making.

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    Tie Up, Draw Down

    Friday, June 2, 2017 - Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Tie Up, Draw Down is an exhibition exploring weaving as a source of formal and material experimentation for contemporary artists, bringing together works that translate weaving processes across media, genres, concept and scale.

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    Forging Futures: Studio Craft in Western North Carolina

    June 29 - August 25, 2017

    Forging Futures surveys 24 emerging and established artists shaping the future of studio craft in western North Carolina.

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    The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons Magazine 1941-1979

    On View: January 20 - May 20, 2017

    The Good Making of Good Things investigates Craft Horizons, a watershed publication, which ran from 1941-1979, to explore how the magazine documented and shaped the concept of craft as a movement, career, way of life, and cultural phenomenon.

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    The Future of Fixing

    On view September 2, 2016 - January 7, 2017

    The future needs a new relationship with making. A forward-thinking, backward-looking, sideways-stepping kind of making. A making born of the imaginative use of skills. Something like fixing. The Future of Fixing is an open source exhibition and program that promotes engagement with making and repair. It is a call for integrating fixing in our day to day life and for reflecting on attitudes to fixing in the future.

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    Warped: An exhibition on sound and weaving

    On View: June 10 - August 20, 2016

    Practitioners have long observed the relationship between sound and weaving. Appalachian master weaver Lou Tate (1906-1979) remarked how the weaving draft pattern resembles the five line musical staff. Contemporary artists continue to investigate this intersection, mining the connections between sound and weaving for material, visual, and conceptual properties.

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    The Box

    April 8 - May 21, 2016

    The curators of The Box posed a unique challenge to a select group of artists. Take five readymade materials purchased at the dollar store and create three wearable pieces of jewelry. Each artist received a box containing five standard sizewhite envelopes, a small white towel, three white erasers, three CDs, and a can of Diet Coke. The materials were chosen because they are all white and echo a metaphorical blank page.

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    Recorded Matter: Ceramics in Motion

    January 22 - May 21, 2016

    An exhibition showcasing the work of eleven artists who effortlessly integrate video into their studio practice.

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    Made in WNC

    September 4, 2015 - January 9, 2016, May 7 - 17, 2016 (WantedDesign Brooklyn)

    An exhibition examining the legacy of craft-based industry (textiles, pottery, and furniture) in Western North Carolina and its influence on artists and designer-makers working in the region today.

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    Spaces of Production

    June 5 -27, July 10-25, July 31 - August 22

    Spaces of Production is a series of three artist-led projects focusing on community engagement. The selected artists all come from a different making background and include ceramic artist Michael Strand (Fargo, ND), soft guerrilla textile activist Carole Frances Lung (Long Beach, CA) and conceptual metalsmith Nick Dong (Oakland, CA).  Schedule Michael Strand, ceramic artist (Fargo, […]

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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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