Western NC is proud to host many special events for American Craft Week. Individually, participants all over the region have events planned and they are listed under the links below. Collectively, we are hosting the following:
~ACW in WNC Kick-Off with Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy.
Friday, October 7, 5:30-6:00 p.m. Location - Grove Arcade Building, One Page Avenue, downtown Asheville. Will include live music with Don Pedi and refreshments. Coinciding with the Downtown Asheville Gallery Stroll.
~ Carol Sauvion, Founder/Producer - Craft in America, visiting speaker, Topic - "Craft in America and Beyond".
note the 2 different times and venues
Craft in America “Family” Screening
See a sneak preview of the PBS Craft in America’s next episode, Family. This episode explores the creative home environments and personal dynamics of four families of craft artists and asks: Is talent inherited? What’s it like to live in a household where objects are made by hand?
Sunday, October 9, 2-4 p.m.
Folk Art Center auditorium Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway Asheville 828-298-7928 / www.craftguild.org
Continue the Craft in America experience downtown at Blue Spiral 1 and Fine Arts Theater. Joining Carol in the evening conversation will be the Owens family from Jugtown Pottery located in Seagrove, NC and featured in the episode Origins. This Peabody Award-winning series explores the history and significance of the craft movement in the United States.
Sunday, October 9, Reception – Blue Spiral 1 Gallery 6-7 p.m. Talk & film - Fine Arts Theater 7-9 p.m., 36 Biltmore Ave., Asheville.
~Anna Fariello, Director - The Craft Revival Project, Western Carolina University, Topic - “Objects and Meaning”.
Director of the Craft Revival Project, Anna Fariello, will examine how academic disciplines and cultural institutions have assigned meaning to expressive objects over time. The talk is derived from the speaker's written chapter, "Regarding the History of Objects" in Objects and Meaning, a book she co-edited. The talk challenges today's art world vision of the arts and is sure to spark a lively debate.
Thursday, October 13, 4-6 p.m. Location – Haywood Community College, Charles Beall Auditorium, 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, NC.Read the full article