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July 10, 2021 @ 10:30 am - August 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Fresh Produce | Work by Penland School of Craft Studio Coordinators
July 10 – August 14
This exhibition will highlight current work made by the studio coordinator team from the Penland School of Craft. This group of ten individual artists approaches the field of contemporary craft from the broad perspectives of functional objects, sculptures, and two-dimensional works, representing a material range of paper, photography, printmaking, metal, textile, ceramic, wood, and glass. Unique to Fresh Produce | Work by Penland School of Craft Studio Coordinators, these artists are not full-time studio artists. Each balances their studio practices with active roles in craft communities locally and beyond Western North Carolina. Coordinators not only prepare the Penland studios to fit the needs of a variety of instructors but also for more locally-oriented events like the Community Open House and Fire on the Mountain. Coordinators are on boards of arts organizations, jury exhibitions, run a program at the local Avery Mitchell Correctional Facility, and help organize the Spruce Pine Potters Market. Through showcasing the studio work of these multifaceted artists, this exhibition would highlight the broadness of what it means to live, work, and make as an artist today. Participating artists are Daniel Beck, Tom Condon, Susan Feagin, Nick Fruin, Aspen Golann, Beth LaCour, Danielle Lasker, Adam Leestma, Sarah Rose Lejeune, Kylie Reece Little, Nadia Massoud, Amanda Simons, and Sarita Westrup.
Featured image: Sarita Westrup; detail from Third Space with Halo; reed, cement, plastic, wire, steel. Photo courtesy of the artist.