Models of Sustainability in Craft Making

01/14/11- 04/22/11


This exhibition features studio craft artists working in residence at EnergyXchange, located in Burnsville, NC, and Jackson County Green Energy Park, located in Sylva, NC. Both facilities are national models that use methane gas from capped landfills along with other alternative energy sources to fuel ceramic kilns, glass furnaces and blacksmithing workstations as well as greenhouses. Additionally, these organizations serve as business incubators for the artists who are in residence and for the plant growers. Moderated Panel Discussion Wednesday, March 16th 7-8 pm, UNC Asheville Owen Conference Hall. Panel Participants: Dee Eggers, Professor, Environmental Studies, UNCA; Dan Asher, Executive Director, EnergyXchange; Tim Muth, Executive Director, Jackson County Green Energy Park; Hayden Wilson, Artist in Residence, Jackson County Green Energy Park; and William Baker, Artist in Residence, EnergyXchange.

Sustainable Green Practices in Craft Making in Western North Carolina Brochure


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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