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  • Windgate Project Grant Lecture and Workshop with Rachel Mauser

    April 21 and 22 - | The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

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    To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Windgate Fellowship Award in 2015, marking $1.5 million awarded to 100 emerging craft artists nationwide, CCCD announced ten $10,000 Project Grants to be awarded to previous Windgate Fellows over a three-year period. Now in the second year, CCCD is hosting the Project Grant recipients in Asheville to present artist talks and workshops for the community.

     The 2016 Windgate Project Grant recipients are:

    Rachel Mauser, 2011 Windgate Fellow, Louisville, KY, Book Arts
    Rebecca Manson, 2011 Windgate Fellow, Bedford Hills, NY, Ceramics
    Dustin Farnsworth, 2010 Windgate Fellow, Madison, WI, Woodworking/Functional Art

    Join 2016 Windgate Project Grant recipient Rachel Mauser for two upcoming events:

    Windgate Project Grant Artist Talk with Rachel Mauser
    Friday, April 21, 2017
    Free and open to the public | Registration requested
    REGISTER HERE
    6:30 PM

    2016 Windgate Project Grant recipient, Rachel Mauser speaks about her new body of work: three new artist books. Her beautifully sculpted books also include original poetry and explore ideas of community, home, belonging and change.

    Speak up! Finding the Right Structure For Your Story
    Workshop with Rachel Mauser
    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    $40 per person
    Pre-registration required
    REGISTER HERE

    Think through issues of racial and cultural identity in this all levels bookmaking workshop. Participants will use 6-word memoirs, critical questioning, and collaborative techniques to explore different ways to share a story. Quick bookbinding structures and paper folding techniques will be taught in order to find the best form to help get a message across. No prior experience necessary, all supplies included.

    About Rachel Mauser:

    Rachel Mauser is a multi-media artist living and working in Louisville, Kentucky. She is co-founder and Program Director for the Steam Exchange, a community arts organization that serves the Smoketown neighborhood of Louisville. She recently completed the Core Fellowship at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She holds a BFA in painting and art education from Murray State University. Rachel was a recipient of the Windgate Fellowship in 2011, which she used to attend workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Rachel uses a variety of media including letterpress, printmaking, metal, and textiles to create artist books that are both sculptural and conceptual in nature. Her work has been shown at national and international art venues, including Penland School of Crafts, Todd Art Gallery in TN, and Murray Art Guild in KY. Rachel has taught paper making, printmaking, painting, and bookbinding workshops nationally and internationally.

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    For more information about registering for the event and other YWCA Stand Against Racism initiatives, please contact gleonard@ywcaofasheville.org.

    The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is proud to partner with YWCA’s Stand Against Racism campaign for this program.

    YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Stand AgainstRacism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. This campaign is one part of our larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism.

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