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  • 2017 Annual Benefit: Celebrating Stoney Lamar and Craft After Dark
  • 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
  • General and Special: Designer Talk with Ole Jensen
  • 2016 Back to the Drawing Board
  • Overshot: A Composition for String Quartet and Electronics Inspired by the Lou Tate Kentucky Coverlet Collection
  • 20th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit
  • Ghetto Craft: A Place Where Poverty and Porcelain Intersect, Artist’s Talk with Roberto Lugo
  • 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
  • At Human Scale: Artist Talk by Michael Strand
  • Back to the Drawing Board | Blue Mountain, Mark Reigelman (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Process vs Product: Shifting Values in Art, Craft, and Design
  • ‘Loving After Lifetimes of All This’ Exhibition Tour with curator Danny Orendorff
  • Back to the Drawing Board | In Song Sing On: The Songbook Project, David Wilson (Oakland, CA)
  • Bringing it Home: Loving After Lifetimes of All This in Asheville
  • Back to the Drawing Board | Performance Crafting: Hand in Hand, Tanya Aguiñiga (Los Angeles, CA)
  • From Hair to There: Artist Talk with Sonya Clark
  • Paper Piecing: Printmaking and the Quilts of Gee’s Bend Session 2
  • Go Tell It at the Gallery!
  • Quiltmaking Workshop with Louisiana P. Bendolph
  • Gee’s Bend In Translation: A Symposium
  • Exhibiting Blackness and the Gee’s Bend Effect
  • Paper Piecing: Printmaking and the Quilts of Gee’s Bend Session 1
  • Quiltmaking Workshop with Loretta Bennett
  • From Quilts to Prints: A Roundtable Discussion
  • Gee’s Bend Quilts: The Art of Necessity and the Necessity of Art
  • PBS “Craft in America: SERVICE” Sneak Preview
  • The Revolution is Now
  • 3-D Printing Week
  • REBIRTH – Ceramics 14.0 – Art + Design + Architecture | a lecture by Garth Clark
  • The Materiality of Sound: What Can Craft Learn from the Sound Industry?
  • CTRL+P Opening Reception
  • PechaKucha Night Asheville – Vol 6
  • “Taking Shape: A Curator’s Perspective”, discussion with Cindi Strauss
  • Craft in America Industry: Handmade in the Creative Economy Sneak Preview
  • Moogfest brings Immersive, Improvisatory, Durational Performances to Benchspace
  • Sign Painters
  • Bernard Leach and the Fine Art of Pots
  • Ismini Samanidou, Guest International Artist at the WNC Textile Study Group
  • The Future of Traditional Pottery with Garth Clark
  • History in the Making: Maker’s Co-Authors Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf
  • An Evening with Matthew Crawford
  • Up for Discussion with Magdalene Odundo
  • CCCD’s Windgate Fellowship Program: A Case for Funding Professional Development Opportunities for Graduating Seniors
  • Not the Straight and Narrow: Diverse Pathways to Bending Wood
  • Audio Archive
  • Windgate Project Grant Lecture and Workshop with Rebecca Manson

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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 Rebecca Manson for two upcoming events:

    Windgate Project Grant Artist Talk with Rebecca Manson
    Friday, July 14, 2017
    Free and open to the public | Registration requested
    REGISTER HERE
    6:30 PM

    Artist Talk by ceramic artist and 2016 Windgate Fellowship Project Grant recipient Rebecca Manson about the project she completed with CCCD grant funds.

    Motif: Polymer Clay Workshop with Rebecca Manson
    Saturday, July 15, 2017

    $25 per person
    Pre-registration required
    REGISTER HERE

    The workshop will explore how a motif can be invented from observation, and how repetition of a simple form can create something entirely new. Each participant will bring an object that they are interested in, learn how to make and record close observations to translate into a motif in clay. Accumulating a mass of small clay pieces, we will come together as a group to build one piece out of our collection of small parts.

    A limited number of scholarships are available for this program. Please contact info@craftcreativitydesign.org by Friday 7/14, 5 pm to learn more and register for a scholarship ticket.

    About Rebecca Manson:

    2016 Windgate Fellowship Project Grant recipient Rebecca Manson works primarily in porcelain, to address themes of unity and community. Her work ranges in scale from handheld to monumental. Manson graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2011 and has been a resident artist at the Zentrum Fur Keramik in Berlin, California State University Long Beach, and Sigma Design Company. Manson received a Windgate Fellowship Award in 2007 and a Windgate Project Grant in 2016. In addition to her art practice, she volunteers as a Puppy Raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Rebecca Manson was born in New York City in 1989 and currently works out of her studio in Bedford Hills, New York.

    The Windgate Fellowship Project Grant program is administered by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and supported by the Windgate Fund at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

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