HCC Professional Crafts Graduate Shows

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  • Location: Gallery 86, Waynesville
  • Dates and times:
    • From 6:00 AM on Wednesday, April 29
      to 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 13, 2009
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Last updated: Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 12:24 PM

The graduating class of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts department will exhibit their best work at two different shows this year. The first show will be held at Gallery 86 in Waynesville beginning on Wednesday, April 29 through Saturday, June 13. A reception will be held on Friday, May 1 from 6 until 9 p.m. Gallery 86 is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The second show will be held at the Fine Arts Museum at Western Carolina University from May 21 through July 25. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Saturday from 1 until 4 p.m.  

The juried exhibit contains sculptural, utilitarian, and decorative objects in textiles, metals, wood, jewelry and clay. This exhibit marks the professional debut for many exhibiting craftspeople. It will feature work from 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.

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 visit www.haywoodarts.org/Gallery86.html or http://fapac.wcu.edu/Galleries/exhibitions.html or call the HCC Professional Crafts Department at (828)627-4670.