HCC Professional Crafts Graduate Show

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  • Location: Folk Art Center
  • Dates and times:
    • From 5:00 AM on Saturday, May 24
      to 2:00 AM on Saturday, September 27, 2008
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Last updated: Monday, May 12, 2008 at 11:46 AM Posted: Monday, May 05, 2008 at 07:14 AM

The graduating class of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts department will exhibit their best work at the Folk Art Center May 24 through September 27. An opening reception ceremony will be held Saturday, May 24 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. The juried exhibit contains sculptural, utilitarian, and decorative objects in textiles, metals, wood, jewelry and clay. The Folk Art Center is the home of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. It is located in at 382 Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville. Hours for the gallery are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. 

This exhibit marks the professional debut for many exhibiting craftspeople. It will feature work from 22 graduating HCC students in weaving, jewelry, pottery, and woodworking. Most of the exhibition pieces are for sale. The college makes involvement in the installation, organization, and publicity of this exhibit part of the coursework for HCC professional crafts students. Catharine Ellis, HCC fiber instructor, says, “For some of our students, this exhibit is their first chance to show their best work on a professional level. The students have been working diligently to get ready for this show.”

The HCC Professional Crafts Program is a two-year commitment, focusing on all aspects of becoming an independent craft professional. In addition to sharpening their technical and artistic skill in their chosen medium, students also create a marketable line of production work, plan a studio, and become familiar with the craft market. Mandatory coursework includes photography of finished pieces for gaining entrance into craft shows, creating a business plan, and designing and building a studio tailored to fit production needs. 

For more information, please call the Folk Art Center at (828)298-7928 or the HCC Professional Crafts Department at (828)627-4670.