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  • Windgate Project Grant Lecture and Workshop with Rebecca Manson
  • The Life and Work of Harvey Littleton
  • Windgate Project Grant Lecture and Workshop with Rachel Mauser
  • Object as Poet
  • About Face: Exploring the Graphic Identity of Craft Horizons Magazine, 1941-1979
  • Women in Craft Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
  • Salon Series: Craft and Community
  • Holding the Pieces Workshop with Michael Swaine
  • Matter in Action: Mending on the Streets with Michael Swaine
  • The Art of Repair with Dr. Steven J. Jackson
  • Shaker Tape Chair Weaving Workshop
  • November Repair Café
  • Follow the Money: Understanding Art Production Today with Glenn Adamson and Julia Bryan-Wilson
  • Fix it in 15: Bike Repair Clinics
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  • Recycled China: The Residue of Industry, Artist’s Talk with Thomas Schmidt
  • 1st Annual Windgate Fellowship Project Grant Artist Talks
  • Showing/Making: Curator’s Talk with Garth Johnson
  • Spaces of Production | The Mend-Smith Project
  • Broadway Block Party
  • Glassville: WNC’s Contemporary Glass Showcase
  • Spaces of Production | The People’s Cloth Trade Show
  • How Artists Get Noticed: An Editor’s View
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  • Back to the Drawing Board | Blue Mountain, Mark Reigelman (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Process vs Product: Shifting Values in Art, Craft, and Design
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  • Quiltmaking Workshop with Louisiana P. Bendolph
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  • Paper Piecing: Printmaking and the Quilts of Gee’s Bend Session 1
  • Quiltmaking Workshop with Loretta Bennett
  • From Quilts to Prints: A Roundtable Discussion
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  • History in the Making: Maker’s Co-Authors Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf
  • An Evening with Matthew Crawford
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  • Audio Archive
  • From Quilts to Prints: A Roundtable Discussion

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 6 - 8:00 pm | Benchspace Gallery and Workshop at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
    Paulson Bott Press

    [Top] Jane Kim, Pam Paulson, Cheyenne Sylvester, Matt Arnett, Mary Lee Bendolph, Louisiana P. Bendolph [Bottom] Renee Bott, Scott Heath. Images courtesy of Paulson Bott Press.

    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 of artistic practice at Gee’s Bend could look like.

    Louisiana Bendolph is an artist living and working in Mobile, Alabama. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, among others.

    Loretta Bennett is an artist living and working in Huntsville, Alabama. Her work draws from five generations of Gee’s Bend quiltmakers. Bennett’s work has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, de Young Museum, and The Walters Art Museum, among others.

    Matt Arnett is a photographer, filmmaker, curator, and researcher whose primary interest is in the art and culture of the African American South. Arnett co-produced and co-directed the half-hour documentary film The Quilts of Gee’s Bend and directed and co-produced the two-CD set How We Got Over: Sacred Songs of Gee’s Bend. Through the Tinwood Alliance, Matt has acted as project director for the following books and exhibitions: The Quilts of Gee’s Bend, Thornton Dial in the 21st Century, Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt, and Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee’s Bend Quilts, and Beyond.

    Pam Paulson is a master printer and co-founder of Paulson Bott Press, a printmaking press specializing in limited-edition intaglio prints in Berkeley, California.  Paulson Bott Press’s philosophy is to facilitate rather than direct an artist, creating an environment where artists can do their best work. The press collaborated with four Gee’s Bend artists to produce limited edition etchings between 2005-2014.

    Julie Levin Caro is the co-curator of Gee’s Bend: From Quilts to Prints and Professor of Art History at Warren Wilson College.

    Marilyn Zapf is the co-curator of Gee’s Bend: From Quilts to Prints and Assistant Director at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.


    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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