The Box

April 8 - May 21, 2016


Dear Artist,

In your box you will find five materials.

Your assignment is to take these readymade materials, purchased at the dollar store, and create three wearable pieces of jewelry. Are you up for the challenge?

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 size white 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.

Featured Artists: Joshua Kosker, Bruce Metcalf, Mary Hallam Pearse, Vincent Pontillo‐Verrastro, Biba Schutz, Demitra Thomloudis, Aric Verrastro, Tim Veske‐McMahon.

The Box is curated by Platforma, a contemporary jewelry initiative conceived by Bella Neyman and Ruta Reifen. On view concurrently with Recorded Matter: Ceramics in Motion.

SNAGNext Gallery Crawl
Thursday, May 19, 6 – 10 pm
Admission: Free and open to the public

Join us for special extended hours of “The Box”, during the Society of North American Goldsmiths’ SNAGNext conference Gallery Crawl! Explore metals-inspired and craft exhibitions while walking around the heart of Asheville, enjoying the vibrant arts community this Southern city is known for.

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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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