The Asheville Reef, A Satellite of the Worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project

5/09/11- 08/12/11


The Asheville Reef is a part of a collaborative project that was created in 2005 by Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring in Los Angeles. The project emerged out of several intersecting threads, mathematics, marine biology, feminine handicraft, collective art practice, and environmental concerns regarding the plight of living reefs. The Asheville Reef will grow and evolve in the CCCD Gallery with your participation and contributions throughout the course of the exhibition. Contributing crochet groups will provide supplies, as well as visits by an experienced crochet artist who will train participants in the hyperbolic technique. The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design will host a crochet group each Thursday from 2-4pm with a crochet teacher in the CCCD Gallery. See the main page of the CCCD website for participating crochet groups – or create your own! All participants of the exhibit will be invited to a private reception with the Wertheim sisters proceeding their lecture at UNC Asheville on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. Contributors will also be recognized within the exhibition. See Margaret Wertheim’s Ted Talk. Info on the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project.


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.


VISIT: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design | 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801 | map it | Phone: 828.785.1357 Fax: 828.785.1372 | email us | Gallery hours: Tue - Sat 10-6